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Watson hopes Arsenal display will lead to regular Wigan place

Ben Watson is hoping is hoping his goal-scoring performance against Arsenal will lead to a first team run. The former Crystal Palace midfielder was signed by previous manager Steve Bruce in January 2009 but has only just earned a chance to impress under Roberto Martinez.

"It's been a frustrating season for myself," the 24 year old said.

"But it was nice to be back, playing and getting on the scoresheet.

"I've not played as much as I wanted to play in the team this year, which is the gaffer's choice at the end of the day. He makes the decisions.

"I've been out on loan a couple of times, worked hard, got my chance and I feel like I did reasonably well in this game.

"Whether I've done enough to convince the manager I should be a regular, I don't know. I've played one game. I don't want to get ahead of myself.

"I'll go into training the next few days, do what I've been doing all season and we'll see what happens at the weekend."

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