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Gaz tells players to be inspired by Lambert
GARETH Ainsworth said England goalscorer Rickie Lambert's story is proof to his players that hard work pays off.
Having been a lower league journeyman for much of his career, Southampton striker Lambert scored within three minutes of coming off the bench as he netted with his first touch in international football.
Ainsworth is constantly reminding his players of the value of hard work and he said his players can learn from Lambert's example.
He said: "He's a story of hard work without a doubt, but hard work at a consistent level for many years.
"Hopefully one day somebody might remind the Charles Dunnes, or the Kortney Hauses or the Matt Ingrams of the Wycombe Wanderers days and they'll look back fondly on those days with international recognition."
Blues goalkeeper Matt Ingram said he was inspired by Lambert's winning goal against Scotland at Wembley last night.
He said:"Everyone has to come from somewhere - Rickie's done it, anyone can do it."
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