CANARIES boss Paul Lambert says he has fully committed to

Norwich City - and that intense speculation linking him with the vacant

Burnley job is wide of the mark.

City refused Burnley permission to speak to Lambert after they

decided to publicise their interest in the Norwich boss on their

official website late last night.

This morning Lambert said he was happy with the Norwich club

statement denying Burnley permission to speak to him and placing on

record how important Paul and his backroom team of Ian Culverhouse and

Gary Karsa were to the Club''s future plans.

But after a day of further intense media speculation, Lambert told

First News: "I said last week there was nothing in the Burnley

speculation. Today I said I was happy with the Club''s statement and I

meant it. I can''t stop speculation linking me with other clubs but I''ve

said on numerous occasions before that I am happy here and that is still

the case.

"The players and the fans have been tremendous for us since we joined

here and what they have achieved over the last 16 months or so is

absolutely phenomenal, as I keep saying.

"We''ve got a job to do here, starting with an important FA Cup match

against Leyton Orient tomorrow and that''s what I want everyone to be

focussing on. I want to put the speculation to bed - I''ve never had any

intention of going elsewhere and nothing has changed. All the

speculation is wide of the mark and hopefully now the rumour mill about

the Burnley job can focus elsewhere and we can all move on."