David Wagner wants Norwich City to stay humble as the Championship play-off scrap hots up after plotting a 4-1 rout of Cardiff City.

The Canaries picked up six points and scored eight goals on home soil in recent days, following a frustrating 2-2 draw at QPR last weekend, to stay level on points with sixth-placed Coventry City.

“This is the wrong mindset," he said. "We all together I think have to be a little bit more humble. It's the Championship, and even if it's QPR, you can't say you have to go there and you have to win. This is just not how it works. I think performance-wise the players did an okay job against QPR.

"Unfortunately, we were not able to win the game after coming back from 1-0 down. But we took a point with a performance which was okay, so I think this is something which is very important for all of us - to stay humble, to take everybody and every opponent very, very seriously.

"If you play well, but only you get the point, you have to accept it and not get too emotional. You have to stay calm and keep focused on the next one. And this is what the players have done very well. But to be fair, the noise outside in this moment, mostly is not helpful. And this is why I think the players have done a fantastic job."

Wagner revealed some of the key points in his pre-match team talk which underpinned a dominant display against the Bluebirds.

“We had good performances in recent weeks. We had good performances, especially at the start of the season as well. But what you can say is now, quite consistently, the players are doing their job on a very high level," he said. "We said this before the game at the pre-match meeting, that in the Championship you can't take one single win for granted.

"But what you can take for granted if they do what they've done in recent weeks - in terms of the hunger, the desire, the sharpness - then it's for granted you have all cards in your hand to win the game. With the cherry on the cake playing some wonderful football.”

“At the end of the day, we said this already, nothing big changed. We stay with our feet on the ground, the same as we've done in recent weeks. Take it game by game.

"Now we recover and we prepare for Blackburn away, which last time was a very emotional game because we lost our skipper with a bad injury. Liam Gibbs scored his first goal for the first team, and we won. And hopefully we can perform on the level and we can be successful there as well.”