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Wigan boss Martinez happy to throw Espinoza into FA Cup tie

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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