Lambert eyeing-up success against old club...
PAUL LAMBERT insists he will be going all out for a win when he returns to the bet365 Stadium with Ipswich Town this weekend.
The Scot, who spent five months in charge of the Potters last season, has been charged with the job of keeping the Tractor Boys in the Championship after joining them in October.
Ipswich are currently bottom of the table, seven points adrift of safety, but Lambert is convinced his side can plot a course to survival and overcome his former club.
Asked at his pre-match press conference whether he would settle for a point on Saturday, he replied: “No, I’ll take a win!
“I know how hard it’s going to be but it’s a brilliant place to go and play; the atmosphere is great, the pitch, everything about it is great.
“We will go there and do everything we can to go and win. I think everyone at Stoke will know that.
“I’m looking forward to seeing people.”
Ipswich have major doubts surrounding Cole Skuse as he’s nursing a knee injury. Lambert added: “Cole has been fantastic for us so it is a concern.
“He has picked up a knee injury and we will have to see what comes of it.
“He is struggling for Saturday for sure and we will have more idea of his return later but hopefully it won’t be too long.
“The rest of the squad are fine though. It’s just Cole that we have to look at.”
Tickets, starting at £25 for adults and £8 for Under 11s, are available for Saturday’s game. They can be purchased from the bet365 Stadium Ticket Office, online at scfcdirect.com or by calling (01782) 367599.