David Wagner hopes Norwich City’s stirring 2-1 Championship comeback win against Plymouth on Good Friday was the final push to rally supporters for the promotion run-in.

The Canaries slipped behind to Morgan Whittaker’s early header, but Josh Sargent and then Ashley Phillips’ own goal, from Sam McCallum’s flick, sealed a thrilling victory at Carrow Road.

City’s seventh straight league win in front of their own fans also saw Wagner’s team close to within three points of fifth-placed West Brom, and open up a four point gap on nearest top six challengers Coventry City.

“I think if some needed a final push to trust and believe in this group, then this was the day,” he said. “I didn’t have a shadow of a doubt about this (the character). I think everybody knows, but

in recent games we took the lead quite often. This was the first time for a while we were behind, and you’ve seen the other results on this match day. That tells you no result in the Championship can be taken for granted. You have to do your homework super well and always be on it.

"You always have to fight and work on the highest level you can and the players have done this. Football-wise, I think the first half was good. The second half wasn't. But if you do what the players have done, then I think you deserve to win as well.”

Norwich now head to faltering title hopefuls Leicester on Easter Monday buoyed by another Carrow Road win.

“At home the boy have got the wins and mostly the performances. Maybe away from home not so many wins but from my point of view the performances were consistently on a good level,” he said. “And we keep going. We keep doing what we've done in the past, and we said this again now in the dressing room, ‘Speak less, work more. And take it game by game.’

"The next one is a big challenge against Leicester. We can enjoy this crucial three points and to be fair after every win everybody says it was a big win. Yes it was but this is now the routine, but it's the truth. Now we focus on Leicester.”

Wagner spoke to the media on Friday afternoon at Carrow Road.