Norwich City's current crop will have "the biggest party ever" to look forward to if they can get their way through the play-offs.

That is coming from somebody who knows a thing or two about navigating the end-of-season lottery.

Wes Hoolahan was a key man in Alex Neil's play-off winning side in 2015, scoring a crucial penalty as City brushed aside local rivals Ipswich 3-1 on their way to Wembley glory.

The Irish wizard is under no illusions about the challenge ahead for the current Canaries, but is hopeful lightning will strike twice almost a decade later.

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Speaking at a Joe Dix Foundation charity tournament, Hoolahan said : "Saturday against Birmingham was a bit of a blip, but going in we are the form team - we've only lost a few games in 2024 and that is always huge going into the play-offs.

"It will be tough, Leeds are a strong side but they haven't been in the best of form recently.

"I think we've got a good chance - we've got some good experience in the squad which others don't have quite so much - hopefully that will show and we'll get a bit of luck."

Meanwhile, he urged his former side not to rise to the challenge ahead of Sunday's crunch tie with Leeds, as he looked back on his own campaign.

He said: "The atmosphere those games was electric - you couldn't hear yourself talk and Wembley was a moment you almost have to pinch yourself going out in front of 90,000 people.

"But my message would be to go out there and enjoy yourself and don't let the occasion get the better of you."

While the Wembley win over Middlesbrough will forever live in Carrow Road folklore - the semi-final penalty to break the deadlock against Ipswich will long last in Hoolahan's memory.

"The penalty against Ipswich is probably the best moment for me," said Hoolahan.

"It put us ahead and with them having just had a man sent off too we know we would go on to win it.

"I had a feeling he [Town goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski] would dive the way he did.

"I had watched back my last two or three penalties and I'd gone the same way each time, so I figured that would be the way he dived.

"So this time I decided I'd go the other way and thankfully it paid off.

"After the final, it was definitely the biggest party we'd ever had."