Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes striker Mauro Boselli is finally finding his form.
The 27-year-old Argentine returned to the Latics from loan spells at Genoa and Estudiantes and was handed his first start on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup win over Championship Nottingham Forest.
"We are very, very excited about Mauro," Martinez said.
"Mauro had a difficult period in the previous two seasons but mentally he's come back really refreshed and I think his experience in Argentina has helped him to be desperate to come to Wigan Athletic and be successful.
"What we saw [against Forest] he's been doing in pre-season. He's been scoring in every game he's played. His movement in the box is of someone very special in front of goal."
Martinez said: "A typical goal-scorer needs to get an advantage into a defender and probably what Mauro does really well in that box is he comes alive.
"He sees that space and obviously you need good service. I thought Ronnie Stam's ball was outstanding, but you always need goal-scorers and a goal-scorer is precious.
"I think he's happier now than he's ever been in the previous pre-seasons. I see him now with a bit of light in his eyes.
"He's desperate to work hard for the team and have an opportunity in the league. Nights like that help him towards achieving that."