Spanish attacker Borja Sainz is set for a League Cup debut in Norwich City’s upcoming trip to Fulham.

The 22-year-old endured a frustrating start to his Canaries’ career after picking up a pre-season ankle injury, following a summer move from Turkey.

Sainz made his first appearance in green and yellow earlier this week on development duty in a 2-2 Premier League Two draw against Wolves at Colney, and is set for another Under-21 run out on Friday night at Everton.

But City boss David Wagner is poised to blood Sainz in next week’s third round trip to Premier League Fulham.

Wagner revealed earlier on Friday it is a no risk strategy with the exciting Spanish winger, before he unleashes him on Championship rivals.

“Let's call this his pre-season, because obviously this is now only his second week,” he said. “He played his first 45 minutes. He'll play tonight another 45 minutes against Everton and I have him in the head for minutes against Fulham as well.

"So our clear aim, and our clear idea, was to give him this period up to the October international break as his own pre-season, with game time in the under 21s, and for us as well, if possible, to go from 45 to 60, 75, maybe 90 minutes and then at the latest after the international break in October he is fully in contention.

“Everything I've seen so far from him in training, and as well in the under 21 game, the first 45 minutes, showed he is very energetic, he's desperate to play.

"You can see, obviously, in the under 21s they play a little bit different. He wasn’t used to every player. Some of the right runs he made he didn't get the ball, some other ones he had to do, he didn’t. But he worked hard and he's in shape as well.

"So the first two weeks were great of his pre-season, hopefully he comes through these next games healthy, and then we will progress him.”

A League Cup tie in west London next week will come too soon for Danish midfielder Jacob Sorensen. The 25-year-old is another yet to feature this season at first team level, after a pelvic-related issue.

“He still has to catch up a lot of things. He is not symptom or pain free, even if he is able to train,” said Wagner. “We have to be very careful with him. I think you will need some further weeks.”