Marcelino Nunez was running on empty in Norwich City’s Championship comeback against Plymouth, after a gruelling international stint.

The Chilean playmaker was withdrawn just before the hour mark of Good Friday’s 2-1 win over Plymouth.

Christian Fassnacht replaced the 24-year-old, and had a key role in the corner routine that brought Josh Sargent’s leveller.

City boss David Wagner admitted Nunez’s involvement for his country in friendlies against Albania and France had taken a toll.

The midfielder scored in an 88-minute run out against the French in Marseilles on Tuesday, after featuring for 72 minutes in the previous game against Albania.

“He was tired," said the German. "He said this (on Thursday), or the day before when he came back. He was super tired, even if he luckily stayed in Europe to play those games. I think this was a good shout (to substitute him)."

Wagner reported no fresh fitness concerns with his squad immediately after a Good Friday win that included a return to action for Shane Duffy, in a late cameo following his recent calf injury.

The Canaries’ chief will adopt a cautious approach with the experienced defender as he assesses whether to shuffle his pack for the Easter Monday trip to Leicester City.

City's squad were back at Colney on Saturday for a recovery session.

“We should be quite sensible with him, because obviously, he's a big man and with his calf injury, which was a serious one, we have to be sensible,” he said. “I think, if needed, he says he is ready. Maybe the medical department and the fitness department see it a little bit different. We will see, how we will use him in the next weeks. But it's important that we have him back.

“We have to see (about changes for Leicester). We have the same approach with Josh. The truth is he is not 100pc fit, because he doesn't train consistently on the level which I love them to do. First of all, it is how everyone looks after the Plymouth game. As I said the squad is not huge at the minute. The good thing is because we are quite late in the season everyone is used to playing two games in four days.

"This is a turnaround which is quite quick, because we have the early kick off as well, and the time change to summertime where we lose an hour. But we will have a squad that is ready.”