How Leeds United's predecessors prepared for play-offs including coaching badges, family retreats and lap of honour

The YEP takes a look at how previous Championship play-off participants have prepared for the end-of-season knockout competition as Leeds United ready themselves for a two-legged semi-final against Norwich City.

Leeds' opponents have the benefit of being coached by a man who has been promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs before and the Canaries boss has already boasted of his previous experience at this stage of the season.

David Wagner was triumphant with Huddersfield Town in 2017, earning promotion to the top flight after three straight draws in the play-off semi-final and final, versus Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, respectively. While Norwich's dugout has plenty of play-off experience, Leeds' has promotion pedigree of its own with Daniel Farke among the most successful managers in the second tier's modern era.

Leeds have prepared for this weekend's clash against Norwich by undergoing more-or-less a full week of training at Thorp Arch, but some coaches prefer to do things a little differently and seek to make marginal gains over their opposition wherever possible.

Here is a breakdown of some of Leeds' play-off predecessors and potential opponents, and how they prepared for their semi-final or final ties.

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