Wolves' Andy Lonergan explains what friends told him about Paul Lambert before his appointment

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

Wolves secured a point with a goalless draw against Preston in Lambert's first game in charge.

Fulham's Andy LonerganAndy Lonergan

Andy Lonergan has suggested that he spoke to friends who had previously worked under Paul Lambert around the time that saw the Scotsman appointed as the new Wolverhampton Wanderers boss, the Express and Star reports, as he looked to get an understanding of what to expect from Walter Zenga's successor.

Wolves had been without a permanent manager since the Italian was dismissed in the wake of the side's defeat to Leeds nearly a month ago. 

But after a long search, the club finally unveiled the former Aston Villa boss as his replacement. And Lonergan explained that after consulting those who knew Lambert better, he was delighted about the appointment. 

"We all speak to our friends in the game and a good friend of mine was with [Lambert] at Colchester and Norwich, so you get the heads up and you know what to expect," he said, as reported by the Express and Star.

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul LambertPaul Lambert

"You know that if things aren't going well you're going to get a rollocking, but if you do well you're going to get praised. That's quality.

"When Walter came in he was unknown to everyone. I'm not having a dig at anyone but no one knows what to expect from one day to the next."

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

Lambert's first game in charge certainly suggested that he is already beginning to implement the changes that he wants to see at Molineux as they came away from Lonergan's former club Preston with a point following a goalless draw at Deepdale.

But the supporters will be hoping that the wait for the first win of the Lambert era is not a long one. Wolves are just two points above the bottom three, and face a run of games that predominantly pits them against teams currently situated in mid-table, so they will undoubtedly be looking for a good return of points from that run if they hope to move towards the top six.

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