Focused Lambert: I won't be playing the prediction game
Paul Lambert says he's not one for playing the prediction game.
Fans will be spending the next few weeks forecasting the results of the various basement battles and working out how that leaves their team at the end of the season.
Lambert insists that's not something he buys into, instead concentrating on "taking care of his team's business" in the four-game run-in.
He said: "I don't do it personally.
"I have a different mentality from a lot of other people. It's probably because I played abroad and things like that.
"It's just something where you have to look after your own. You'll see results and how they go but if you don't take care of your own job? That's first and foremost. That's the priority.
"You have to concentrate on yourself. That's all you can do. That's important for myself - to keep focused on what we do.
"We can't influence what anyone else does. We can only influence our own game.
"If you do that, you see what happens. But you can't see about other results going your way without taking care of your own.
"What I would say is I think there will be swings, going one way and then the other way. There are a lot of permutations about what could happen."
Lambert also insists that playing on Monday instead of Saturday - when Southampton, Wigan, Stoke and Norwich compete - doesn't bother him.
He added: "It doesn't matter to be honest. You can only do what you can do. That's the way it is thrown up and you go with it.
"If you're mentally strong, you focus on what your job is. It doesn't matter then when you play."
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