It has been a debut campaign to remember for Jack Stacey at Norwich City, and he will be targeting a grand play-off finish to cap it off. 

His display against Plymouth was another reminder of the qualities that have made him a constant in David Wagner's side throughout this campaign. 

The best summation of it was a powerful run up the pitch in second half stoppage time that ended with him winning a free kick in Plymouth's half. It relieved the pressure and ate away so many valuable seconds. Stacey is relentless. His running never ending. 

For all the questions that have been asked about City's recruitment, Stacey has been a perfect match from the moment he was pictured with the scarf aloft of his head. 

Given how Wagner's teams wish to play and the aggressive positioning they hold, Stacey's athleticism and power has been a useful weapon for the Canaries in an attacking sense. 

Stacey is often seen pushing onto the opponent's defensive line and giving City a real outlet on the right side, something that is even more important when Gabriel Sara is inverting and leaving space in wide areas. 

Wagner's playing style is specific and hard to profile for - discovering Stacey as an ideal candidate for that right back vacancy following Max Aarons' move to Bournemouth was a successful piece of profiling and scouting. 

The Pink Un: Jack Stacey's running causes opponent's major problems.Jack Stacey's running causes opponent's major problems. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

Perhaps the biggest compliment that can be paid to Stacey throughout his debut campaign in Norfolk is that Aarons' name has been seldom mentioned. He has stamped authority onto that position and is now finding consistency at the right time. 

The formative years of his career were spent as a winger, and that is evident in the way he joins attacking situations, the technique on his crosses and his willingness to engage defenders one-on-one. 

He is a constant threat and his pace on the back line gives Norwich an outlet in behind, but it is the timing of his overlaps that cause opponents real problems. That versatility makes him difficult to defend against. 

Throughout this season, just watching Stacey maraud up the right wing feels like a physical activity, let alone having to defend and cope with it for constant periods. It is a testament to his fitness and conditioning that he is able to run in the 85th minute with the same intensity as he was in the opening five. 

What is an underestimated quality is his ball-carrying capabilities - he eases pressure and gets Norwich up the field. That is an invaluable quality, particularly when they are so keen to spring into transitions. 

No Norwich player this season has made more progressive carries than Stacey's 106 - the next nearest to that total is Jon Rowe with 74. That is nearly three per 90 minutes and is a vital part of City's game. 

Stacey has received the most progressive passes (222), which is 45 more than Dimi Giannoulis who sits in second. His game may not be as flashy as Gabriel Sara's or as headline-grabbing as Josh Sargent or Angus Gunn's, but he is so important for allowing them to play vertically in the way Wagner demands. 

He is a player suited to what Wagner is trying to implement at Carrow Road. In more ways than many, he is a representation of the energy and verticality that the German demands City to possess. 

Stacey moved to Norwich in pursuit of more regular game time after injuries frustrated the end of his time at Bournemouth. 

The Pink Un: Jack Stacey has enjoyed a productive first season at Carrow Road.Jack Stacey has enjoyed a productive first season at Carrow Road. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

With only young Kellen Fisher for competition, who has done well to become a regular fixture of City's first-team squad, he has been handed licence to find form and hit top gear. 

There was a moment of wobble in December and January, but the decision to give Stacey a week of rest and recuperation from Wagner has proven inspiring. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength. 

Four of his six assists recorded this season have arrived after that seven-day hiatus—his performances have become more consistent, and his energy has been revamped. The fact Sargent has returned and offered an additional presence in the penalty area has also aided his output. 

For all the focus on his attacking efforts, Stacey has become more solid defensively as the season has grown older. 

Even in this encounter against Plymouth, he showed intelligence and positional awareness to halt counter attacks. Their threat came largely from City's left side. 

Stacey has heeded the changes that Wagner and his coaching team have made to help inspire a turnaround in City's fortunes. Only one full-back attacks at a time, and that provides a greater balance to their game. 

The Pink Un: Jack Stacey has been a consistent performer for Norwich City this season.Jack Stacey has been a consistent performer for Norwich City this season. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

The reality is that the top three of City's Player of the Season award are unlikely to contain Stacey, but few would debate he has been a roaring success in his debut campaign at Carrow Road. 

VERDICT: Constant running caused Plymouth problems, and he was unlucky not to assist Josh Sargent in the first half after an excellent ball. Another consistent display from City's number three 

RATING: 7 out of 10