Norwich City's off contract players will have to wait to discuss new deals.
Two key players, experienced centre-backs Elliott Ward and Zak Whitbread, are out of contract in the summer.
Midfielder David Fox, who is also out of contract at the end of the season, said: "I think the club has been in a very bad situation in the past money-wise so [Paul Lambert] is not a situation to be throwing out big contracts to players and then we get relegated.
"You don't want to see the club in the position they were before and the club as a whole are cutting their cloth accordingly and doing things sensibly since they came to the Premier League.
"It is very easy to get promoted and throw loads of money at the lads and then get relegated and the club are in trouble then.
"I am sure when we are safe people will find out."