Wigan Athletic have moved out the Premier League drop zone and they believe with new signing Roger Espinoza that they can keep it that way.
The Latics showed they were up for the fight in midweek when they battled from two goals down at Stoke City to earn a point.
He is a real example of the type of player we like at our football club.Roberto Martinez
Key to the fightback was the Honduras international midfielder, who arrived from MLS outfit Sporting Kansas City at the beginning of the January window.
Espinoza has impressed with his ability to get up to speed and boss Roberto Martinez believes the midfielder can continue to have a big say in Wigan's bid to avoid relegation.
Wigan bolstered their ranks further on transfer deadline day by recruiting old boy Paul Scharner on loan from Hamburg until the end of the season and both players will be in the team for this weekend's crucial clash against fellow strugglers Southampton at the DW Stadium.
Martinez insists: "Roger Espinoza has an incredible tactical awareness from playing with Kansas City. He can play in any of the three positions in midfield as well as wing-back as well.
"He is a real example of the type of player we like at our football club. He grew in confidence during the game in midweek and the manner he coped with 90 minutes was very pleasing."
Wigan are 2.20 to win at home to the Saints on Saturday and are 11.00 to triumph by a 2-0 scoreline, while they are 3.25 to keep a clean sheet.
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