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Wigan boss feels vindicated in Scotland signing

Wigan striker Jason Scotland has won over the doubters who initially wondered if he could make his mark on the Premier League. Latics' boss Roberto Martinez always had confidence in Scotland being able to deliver, having managed him at Swansea, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Martinez said: "It is important that strikers are not judged solely on goals they score because, the way we play, we have to be patient in the build-up. We have to look to find the chances to score, we don't chase the chances, and our strikers are vital in doing that.

"Jason was particularly outstanding in the win at Burnley. He worked hard and he deserved credit because too often strikers are judged by their goals or lack of goals.

"I never had any doubt that the players coming in had the quality to adapt, but, more than the footballing ability, it's down to character and attitude.

"Obviously, it is a big step up to come from the Championship like Jason did, but you need to adapt individually first before you do so collectively.

"That is why it is going to be a transitional time for him, but, his contribution to the team has been huge."

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