Di Santo shining for Latics

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After a couple of seasons in the relative English wilderness, Franco Di Santo has made a fantastic start to the latest Barclays Premier League campaign.

Signed by Chelsea in 2008, the Argentine made 16 senior appearances for the Blues during his time at Stamford Bridge, spending the second of his two seasons with the club on loan at Blackburn Rovers.

Wigan signed the striker in August 2010, and after scoring just once for Roberto Martinez's side last term, the player has doubled that tally already in the current campaign after a weekend brace against QPR.

"It was an amazing afternoon for me and for the team to get our first win of the season. The most important thing for me now is to continue helping the team to earn more victories," he told the official Wigan website.

"I said last week that it was important I started scoring more goals for the team, so to get two against QPR was a great feeling and hopefully they're the first of many more to follow. The important ingredient to add to that is confidence, which we're all full of knowing we can score goals in any game.

"As a team we said at the beginning of the season that picking up as many points as possible at home was going to be crucial - and so far we've taken four from six at the DW Stadium which is a good start. We'll aim to continue collecting wins here and take that confidence and form into away matches too."


After the man-of-the-match display against the Hoops, an international break is the last thing the former Argentine U20 international wants.

It's a case of deja vu for the player, who after breaking his duck for Rovers had to sit-out the next game due to a clause in his contract that prevented him from facing his parent club.

"It's always the way that when you do enjoy a game like that there's a break that follows! When I scored my first goal for Blackburn Rovers, I had to sit the next game out against Chelsea because I was not allowed to play against my parent club," he continued.

"This time we have an international break so no game for two weeks but that's football, we'll all get good rest during this time and be as hungry as ever when we take on Manchester City away."

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