David Wagner is looking forward to meeting Paul Lambert in person.

The rival managers both have strong links with Borussia Dortmund - but were there at different times.

Blackburn Rovers boss and former Scotland midfielder Lambert, 46, played for the Bundesliga giants in 1996-97 and helped them win the Champions League with victory over Juventus.

Former USA striker Wagner, 44, was Dortmund’s second-team boss for four years before joining Town.

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“We have never been in touch in the past,” said the Town chief.

“But everyone in Germany knows of Paul Lambert’s career.

“He came after Murdo MacLeod, another Scot who played for Dortmund in a successful spell for the club.”

Lambert also played for St Mirren, Motherwell, Celtic and Livingston.

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Before Blackburn, he managed Livingston, Wycombe Wanderers, Colchester United, Norwich City and Aston Villa, where his signings included Town loan keeper Jed Steer.

“I know David Wagner was at Dortmund, looking after the younger team, but I’m not sure I’ve ever been introduced to him,” he said.

“He seems to have done well since he’s been at Huddersfield.

“They try to play more football than they did before. Whether it gets results, I don’t know.

“They’ve won games and lost game likes everybody else in the Championship.”

Lambert added: “Being consistent in the Championship is what gets you up there and maybe Huddersfield, like ourselves, have had too many inconsistencies.

“I think the difference between Blackburn and Huddersfield is what’s happened to this club in the past in winning the Premier League.

“That’s no disrespect to Huddersfield at all, but everyone expects Blackburn to be up there. That’s the expectations levels and rightly so.”