Moreno can be ace in the pack - Martinez

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Roberto Martinez believes striker Marcelo Moreno could prove Wigan's secret weapon in their battle against relegation.

The Bolivia forward is still finding his feet in the Barclays Premier League and has not scored since joining the club on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk in January.

But Latics boss Martinez has been hugely impressed by the 22-year-old's workrate, and said: "People don't realise how difficult it is to come into the Premier League as a foreign player and get used to the intensity."

"I think he has adapted quicker to the tempo than we expected.

"We are starting to see glimpses of the player we know he is and we are excited about what he is capable of over the next six games.

"In these situations, the player's wishes play a big part, and he feels at home here at Wigan Athletic.

"That is important from his point of view - to feel settled, to feel like this is his team - and if he can be himself on the pitch then we are in for a lot of joy to come."

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