The only number crunching David Wagner wants to worry about his how many fit and available options he has in his Norwich City squad for Leicester City.

Wagner has perfected the art of slapping on the proverbial blinkers, as the Canaries eased themselves into the Championship top six, and then turned up the heat on the likes of Coventry City and Hull City in the last few weeks.

Norwich head to the faltering Foxes on Easter Monday with a four-point cushion over their nearest play-off challengers, and with fifth-placed West Brom now firmly in their sights.

“It makes no sense to look on the table, or judge the table every match day because it can change with one game,” he said. “I think it makes total sense to focus on us and make sure we produce performances, like we've done in recent weeks, and make sure we fight and work as hard as we did against Plymouth.

"Then we have to make sure that we stay healthy, because we have a very thin squad. I said this more often in recent weeks and if you see in our last matchday squad, again, I think everybody realises it.

"It's a super busy period at the end of the season, where everyone has already a lot of games in his legs. (Shane) Duffy came back with his first game after injury, which helps because it's another body in the building, and this is what we do - keep working, keep focusing on the next one, which is exciting.”

The Canaries’ chief will adopt a cautious approach with the experienced Irish defender after his calf injury, with fellow centre back Grant Hanley not expected to be an option until the final weeks of the season.

The Scottish international had returned from a long term Achilles injury, but is now following a tailored fitness plan after being pulled out of team training.

Jon Rowe (hamstring), Dimi Giannoulis (hamstring) and Onel Hernandez (foot) remain sidelined, while Wagner revealed after the Plymouth comeback Marcelino Nunez had to be substituted due to fatigue following his international shift with Chile.

Wagner knows City will not wilt against Leicester, after digging deep to overcome Plymouth at Carrow Road.

“It was a big win, especially to come from behind,” he admitted. “First half, we played well, without being ruthless and clinical in in the opponent's box. But obviously we got the early setback, where we concede with their first attempt on target, but we didn’t look affected by this setback. We kept going, kept producing good box entries and good opportunities without being clinical.

"We had nine or 10 corners in the first half without producing something dangerous. Second half, we didn't play as good as the first, technically, but we were ruthless and we used corners, we used a corner routine, and then we had Gunny (Angus) who kept us in the game in very crucial moments as well.

"Performance-wise, maybe not on the level we had in recent weeks. But from the shift and the work and the togetherness, it was the same level.”

City’s leveller owed as much to set piece coach Andy Hughes’ ingenuity as Josh Sargent’s finish and Christian Fassnacht’s corner delivery.

“In these type of games you have to rely on set pieces, so credit to Hughesy,” said Wagner. “It is all about to repeat, repeat, repeat. Sometimes it is boring but if you score from it, then it pays off. We are okay at defending set pieces as well, and in any season there will be games when you have to rely on your set pieces. It paid off in an important game in an important moment.”