Lambert returns to face Norwich for the first time since leaving to take charge of Aston Villa when the two sides meet in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup tonight.
Chris Hughton: "I can only speak about the job that he did here and what I've inherited.
"I have inherited a great group of lads that have integrated the new lads in in a very good way. You only have to look at his achievements in his three years here to see he's been successful.
"It's a competition that I'd like to make progress in and I'm quite sure that Paul would be exactly the same.
"Irrespective of what this fixture means, one of these teams will get through to a semi-final and I would imagine he's every bit as desperate as I am to get there.
"It's an important trophy for us and it also keeps the momentum going.
"When you're on a run you don't want the run to finish, and we've used this competition very well in the games that we've played, and we hope we can take that into tomorrow's game."