Norwich City boss David Wagner warned the Canaries they need to find their ruthless edge for derby week.

City laboured to a drab 0-0 draw against Preston and host Sheffield Wednesday in midweek at Carrow Road, before a first tussle with Ipswich Town since 2019.

Wagner’s side failed to make up serious ground on the top six in a game of few clear-cut chances.

“Listen, we wanted to win and this is why we are annoyed. I think everybody has seen this, and there would have been no complaints,” he said. “Now we had two clean sheets at home, one win, one draw, and we have to make sure that we keep that going.

"We will be honest to ourselves, and this means as well to speak about what was positive while making clear what we have to do better as well. We discussed what we needed to do better in the changing room after the game. And then Wednesday is the next opportunity.

“Six weeks, or eight weeks ago, the feeling was different. Any pressure we have has been there since matchday one. Now it's important to calm down, keep a clear head, speak about what we have done well and speak about what we have to do better.

"There are so many games in the next four weeks where you have to make sure that you analyse quickly, but then as well leave behind what is done and focus on the next one.

“After this game, it's mixed emotions because we wanted to win, and we had enough to do so.”

Only the Championship’s current top three have scored more goals this season than the Canaries.

“In terms of goalscoring we don’t normally have the biggest problem this season so far, but unfortunately, we were not ruthless or clinical enough,” said Wagner. “Defensively, we were stable and solid.

"Now we have to make sure on Wednesday that we bring both together - to play defensively as we've done to keep them away from our goal, and be aggressive in the counter press. But obviously offensively, first and foremost, more ruthless if you don't create a lot of opportunities, but also trying to create more opportunities.”