Kenny McLean has apologised for 'letting down' Norwich City supporters during their play-off semi final no-show against Leeds United. 

The Canaries were comfortably beaten by Daniel Farke's side 4-0 at Elland Road, failing to lay a glove on the Whites throughout the course of a humiliating night. 

It has posed questions about what next as fans angered over the defeat, questioning how City's group of experienced players could fail to find their best in an occasion of such magnitude. 

That question was one that McLean found difficult to answer in the immediate wake of the defeat, instead apologising for the performance. 

"It's been a difficult season at times, but we've given ourselves the opportunity by working hard. The fans have backed us all the way, and we've let everyone down tonight," McLean reflected in the bowels of a jubilant Elland Road. 

"It's gone in a night. That hard work that we built up together, it's gone and it means nothing now. It's back to the drawing board.

"It's difficult to speak about it now because of how badly it went. I apologise for what went on tonight."

Norwich recorded just one shot on target and were porous in defence as Leeds' array of attacking talent ran riot to earn Farke's side a spot at Wembley and a chance of a return ticket to the Premier League. 

McLean reflected with hurt at the opportunity that went begging - bemoaning an error stricken night for the Canaries. 

"It hurts more because we didn't give ourselves a chance in the game, really. We knew what we were coming into and what was on the line and we didn't do enough to get over that line or give ourselves the opportunity to go to the next stage.

The Pink Un: Norwich City were majorly off colour in their play-off no show against Leeds United.Norwich City were majorly off colour in their play-off no show against Leeds United. (Image: Focus Images Ltd)

"That is the most disappointing thing - we were never in the game. Seven minutes in, we give ourselves so much to do, and we do very little, to be honest," he said.

"These are the games you want to be involved in as a footballer, but we've not stood up to it. We've done nothing to show that we want to be here.

"We've worked so hard to get here, and then to throw it away like that is the most disappointing thing. If you go out fighting, you can accept it a bit more, but we gave ourselves no chance."