David Wagner is hoping that Championship play-off know-how can help him and his backroom team navigate a route to the Premier League for Norwich City. 

The Canaries start their post-season campaign at Carrow Road this afternoon, hoping to gain an edge prior to Thursday's trip to Elland Road for the second leg. 

Much has been said of Wagner's success with Huddersfield Town in the playoffs in 2017 - but it is also true in his backroom team, with assistant Christoph Buhler and first-team coach Andrew Hughes also by his side. 

Even coach Narcis Pelach and goalkeeping coach Paul Clements have experienced the play-offs, falling at the final hurdle under Carlos Corbean at Huddersfield in 2022. 

Wagner is hoping that level of experience, both positive and negative, can help give Norwich an added edge in this knockout competition. 

"If you've done it and you've done it successfully, you are quite confident about it because you know that you've done it and you know how to do it," Wagner said at his pre-match press briefing. 

"Obviously, all the information that we have on board that we think is important, we will address to the players, and they will be aware of it. This is the truth. It gives you maybe this few percentage more trust and belief that you are capable of doing it because we've done it [before].

"I don't know if the circumstances were better or not, but obviously, to have the feeling you've done it in a successful way gives you a certain amount of confidence."

Play-off matches are often decided on fine margins, and Norwich will be hoping any marginal gains can help their cause. 

Wagner is aware of the effort and quality Leeds possess, evidenced by their 90-point haul in the regular season, but City's boss believes they now share the same percentage at a shot at Premier League football. 

The Pink Un: David Wagner and Daniel Farke face off this afternoon.David Wagner and Daniel Farke face off this afternoon. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

"I think 90 points speaks for itself, but at the end of the day it was not enough to probably reach their targets, which was automatic promotion," Wagner said. "Now they have a 25pc chance to be in the Premier League as we do, and this is the truth.

"How should I assess it? 90 points, great, but at the end of the day, we meet over two legs, and both have the same chance, 25pc chance to be next season a Premier League club. This means what happened, and I said this before, in the regular season, no one cares about now.

"There's a post-season, and in this post-season, all four teams have the same chance, and we tried to grab our chance with both hands because, at the end of the day, this is what you're always asking in life for: to have a chance. Then it's up to us, up to you, what we will do out of this, and we will be there, and we will be ready."