Wigan boss Martinez happy to throw Espinoza into FA Cup tie

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is delighted with their capture of Roger Espinoza.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is delighted with their capture of Roger Espinoza.

Espinoza yesterday sealed a 2½-year deal with the Latics after four years at MLS side Kansas City. And the versatile midfielder is set to go straight into the side for today’s FA Cup third-round clash with League One promotion hopefuls Bournemouth at the DW Stadium.

Wigan boss Martinez said: “Usually players spend more time preparing for a debut and getting used to team-mates.

“But Roger is so desperate to play as soon as he can that we hope to see him on the pitch against Bournemouth.

“The Olympics in the summer gave a great example of just what he can do on the pitch — especially with his performances against Spain and Brazil.

“He’ll bring something new to the group and we hope to have many happy memories of him playing for Wigan.”

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