Wigan Athletic striker Shaun Maloney says he wants to grab hold of a regular starting spot and help the club out of the drop zone.

The former Celtic man has made just two substitute appearances since joining in the summer and now wants to push into Roberto Martinez's first team on a regular basis.

"I'm thoroughly enjoying it at the club and I am totally settled. I'm training hard and just want to do my best for the club," he told Wigan's official website.

"My fitness was lacking a little bit when I first came here and I didn't really get a great pre-season, but I'm catching up quickly and I just want to push for a place in the line-up as I'm desperate to do my bit for the club."

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