Di Santo relishing return
Franco Di Santo is determined to fight his way back into the Wigan side and get his name on the scoresheet.
Last Updated: 19/01/11 10:05pm
Returning striker Franco Di Santo is determined to fight his way back into the Wigan side and get his name on the scoresheet.
The 21-year-old featured as a late substitute in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Fulham having spent almost two months out with an ankle injury.
And the Argentinian is enjoying being back in action having endured a frustrating stint on the sidelines.
"I feel a lot better now and as though I can help the team and contribute a lot more, it's a great feeling," Di Santo told the Latics' official website.
"It felt good getting on against Fulham and now I can get back into the rhythm of planning towards the next game against Arsenal this weekend.
"For a player all you want to do is play and be on the pitch and when you pick up an injury it's a very frustrating time but now that I'm fit again I'm looking forward to helping the team get a result in the next game.
"At the time of picking up the injury it didn't seem too serious but when we looked at it further it turned out to be worse than first thought and ruled me out for well over a month.
"It's the first time in my career that I've suffered any kind of lengthy injury, but it's given me good experience and now my ambition is to remain fit and of course start getting on the scoresheet."
Di Santo feels the impending return of players such as Victor Moses and James McCarthy could not have come at a better time for the Latics as they gear up for a relegation battle.
"We have a few players coming back from injury over the next few weeks which is great news for the club," he added.
"Now we will all be together and hopefully start picking up more victories so that we can have a strong finish to the season."
Latics manager Roberto Martinez is thrilled to have Di Santo and other returning players available again.
"You're always looking to strengthen your squad at this time of the season but with their return it will improve us in a completely different way," he said.
"All three players have world-class potential and already play a huge role in our squad."