Marquinhos is just getting started at Norwich City for David Wagner after the Arsenal loanee’s eye catching debut in a 2-0 Championship win against Cardiff.

The teenage Brazilian wide player served up an assist for compatriot Gabby Sara, and sealed the victory with a goal on his first outing in green and yellow.

Marquinhos had to bide his time, following his late transfer window move from the Premier League title contenders, after picking up a muscular injury.

But Wagner is urging him to grab his chance now with Kieran Dowell ruled out for two months with a knee ligament issue.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, because of the injury to Kieran, he was going to start this game. We've seen enough in training that we have the belief and the confidence to give him the shirt,” said the City chief. “I think he paid it back.

"You can't ask for more in your first game than a first start, first goal, first assist, even if we know, and he knows as well, we have a lot of work to do with him. I'm very pleased for him.

“He's a very calm guy, and a very smart guy as well. He understands football and he understood as well what happened so far. We should not forget he is very young, just 19, and when he came here he got injured and it took a little bit of time.

"Now we all together can look forward to working with him.

“I wanted to give him game time on Tuesday (against Birmingham), but he wasn’t the first choice for the substitutions the way that game developed.”

Wagner admitted having former Sao Paulo team mate Sara to help him settle in was a big factor in a loan swoop.

“This was one of the reasons why we felt this could work,” he said. “It was one of our thoughts when we spoke about signing Marquinhos on loan, the fact that Gabby is already here, settled in and he speaks very good English.

“The physicality in the Championship is something you have to adapt, and he will adapt, but he will find spaces, he will get into dangerous areas, and he can beat an opponent in a one against one without being selfish and pick the right pass, like before his goal for Gabby’s assist.

"The fact he was not playing so many games in the past, fitness-wise, means he has space to improve. But what you don't have to work with him on is his technique.”