Onel Hernandez has often been cast in the role of impact substitute, but the man himself is hoping to prove he can contribute to Norwich City's season whenever he is needed. 

Throughout this season, the Cuban international has been utilised from the bench with former first-team coach Liam Bramley even describing him as a 'finisher'. 

Despite making 26 appearances for Norwich in the league this term, only six have come from the start. 

Since David Wagner's arrival, Hernandez has started all three matches - scoring in City's 4-2 victory over Coventry last weekend. He is yet to complete a single 90 minutes however. 

That debate over whether Hernandez is more dangerous from the bench against tiring defences will rumble on, but the 29-year-old is just determined to make the most of any time he gets on the pitch.

“There is always something to prove and people who will say ‘maybe he is better from the bench’ or ‘maybe he is better from the start’.

"I’m not really caring about that. Whether I come from the bench or start, I just try to give my best and try to help the team and the club. That is what I always try to do," Hernandez said.

"It doesn’t matter to me whether I play for 60 minutes or just 10 or 20. I try to give everything. I know there is always a chance to show yourself a little bit. That’s how I am.” 

Alongside Kieran Dowell, City's new boss has reinstated Hernandez in a fresh attacking role and has spoken highly of his qualities. 

Wagner has won both of his opening Championship matches in charge, restoring positivity and cultivating a togetherness that has been lacking throughout the campaign prior to his arrival. 

The Pink Un: Hernandez has largely contributed from the bench this season.Hernandez has largely contributed from the bench this season. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Limited)

Hernandez believes that hard work will be the key to sustaining their newfound form under the German.

“Of course I’m excited about what's to come, but it’s about putting the work in," the City winger continued. "It’s about really working hard and being really intense.

"I feel like if we don’t put everything into it then we will never achieve anything. We have the message from the new boss that we need to prove ourselves in training, it’s not like everyone is playing because he likes them.

"He wants us to give everything, everyday on the pitch and then we will see success come.”