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Wigan boss Martinez confident Scotland will prove Premiership class

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is confident former Swansea City striker Jason Scotland will prove Premiership class.

"Jason is desperate to play in the Premier League, and is very hungry," Martinez told the Wigan Observer. "His ability will shine through because he is a natural goalscorer.

"Every manager wants a player who has that clinical ability to make something happen in the penalty box - and Jason is a key signing.

"He is as strong on his left foot as he is on his right."

Martinez, who snapped Scotland up in a £2m deal from Swansea, added: "Strikers like Jason are difficult types to find in world football, but he is extremely capable.

"He has got an uncanny knack of scoring a goal out of nothing and he will give us a completely different option to work with.

"He holds the ball up well, is a fine finisher and has a magic touch.

"I have every faith he can make the step up to the Premier League and become a cult hero at Wigan.

"I know from experience how the Wigan fans love a goalscorer. Graeme Jones, Andy Liddell, Nathan Ellington, Jason Roberts.

"I am confident Jason can be the next name on the list."

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