Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is delighted with progress of Ben Watson.

The former Crystal Palace midfielder was impressive in defeat to Newcastle United.

Watson was arguably the best player on the pitch and Martinez said: "Ben has a real desire to achieve things and he is a different kind of British player.

"Technically he is as good as anyone and players like that are very rare. Ben like the rest of the squad needs to play a massive role if we are going to achieve our aim."