Euphoric certainly isn't a word we've become used to using this season to describe scenes involving Norwich City - even during the strong opening month.

However, the scenes which immediately followed Adam Idah's last-gasp winner at Ashton Gate certainly fit that category.

The schoolyard pile-on boss David Wagner created the type of images you would expect to have seen having just clinched promotion.

The fact it happened at the climax of a game that until that point is probably what AI would have produced if you asked it to generate a drab Championship slog between two very middling sides says a lot about how needed it was.

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The outpouring of emotion from Wagner demonstrates that he clearly also knows how desperately the result was needed.

Does the result change a great deal about my stance on Wagner? Not particularly.

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I felt it was the right time for a change at the helm - but that when the time came I would have no ill feelings towards the former Huddersfield boss.

If anything, all that has changed is the strength of my feelings on the latter part of it.

His response to Paddy Davitt's question about what was going through his head when he made the Mourinho-style dash down the touchline reaffirmed this.

"Nothing was going through my head," he said. "If something was going through my head I wouldn't have taken off running."

An unequivocally likeable answer. Witty, self-aware and, most crucially, human.

The whole thing also showed how deeply he cares about his role and the team - and the reciprocated response from his players suggests they care about him too.

It resonated with the moment Daniel Farke was drenched by Onel Hernandez and Co after clinching promotion.

If the players had given up on Wagner, there is no way they would be joining in a bundle with him, regardless of whether they'd just scored a last-minute winner or not.

It's hard to picture that unfolding under Dean Smith, for example.

Could it even prove a turning point? Is this a sign that Wagner, against all odds, could be pulling together his squad?

The emotion certainly outweighed the equally unimpressive, but far less dramatic, win over QPR

Or was it just simply a nice moment that is delaying the inevitable?

What we have now though, is an actual opportunity to build some momentum ahead of the dreaded Old Farm derby.

Three wins out of four is nothing to be sniffed at - even with performances that are very much sub-par.

The East Anglian derby is less than a fortnight away and for the first time in more than a decade we head into it probably the underdogs - certainly in terms of league position.

The mood at the two clubs also couldn't be more polar opposite - as the cockiness of the Town faithful on social media clearly shows.

As far as most are concerned, on both sides of the Waveney valley, the derby is a foregone conclusion and the epic run dating back to April 19, 2009 is coming to an end.

While the old cliche says form goes out of the window in a derby, City now have two very winnable home games between now and then. 

On Saturday we face a Preston team coming off the back of two defeats in which they conceded six goals without reply - including a defeat to the aforementioned terrible QPR.

We then welcome rock bottom Sheffield Wednesday.

It seems unfathomable given the quality of football, but we would then go to Portman Road on the back of five wins from six and among the 'form teams' in the division - somehow.

While their players are already making noises about the derby and fans are clearly buoyed, footballers are also a superstitious bunch and many do believe in such things as hoodoos.

The weight of a 14-year barren run will play much more on the minds of Ipswich players than they let on - and even more so if City arrive in form, at least in terms of results.

We simply cannot afford to spurn that opportunity as where things stand, extending the unbeaten run is just about as good as we can possibly get for the season.

That is not to say we should be resting players and putting all focus on Ipswich - of course not.

And a win at Portman Road wouldn't just be very, very funny, it could also be something of a springboard.

But we also can't simply look at these two games as being winnable - we desperately need to use them as windows for performances.

It will take far more than two scrappy 1-0 wins to build the kind of momentum the season desperately needs.

The way the lads embraced Wagner at the end on Sunday suggests they're not ready to give up on him yet - even if many of us justifiably have.

But it is up to them to show him they haven't by putting in displays on the pitch.

These coming home fixtures present as good an opportunity as any to build momentum - it would be criminal if we end up taking one step forward and two steps back - as has happened so many times already this season.

If we can go into the derby on the back of two convincing wins and impressive performances, it will soon feel much less of a foregone conclusion than it currently does.