Roberto Martinez has praised the talents of Wigan striker Franco Di Santo.
The Latics boss insists the Argentine will be given all the time he needs to develop into a top class player at the DW Stadium.
Di Santo has made an impressive start to the Premier League season, scoring three goals already, which is a huge improvement on his previous three-and-a-half years in England with Chelsea and Blackburn.
But Martinez has been quick to play down how important the 22-year-old is to his side now that Hugo Rodallega has been sidelined by a long-term knee injury.
He said: "Franco keeps progressing. Early in the season when he didn't score his overall play was outstanding.
"You don't see many strikers who are powerful, strong, can run all day, have a fantastic first touch, are good in the air and a clinical finisher.
"He is a great prospect but is still only 22, still progressing.
"He is at a very good moment in goalscoring terms but his overall contribution to the team has been very good.
"We need to allow him to carry on enjoying his football and if we do that it will be a big season for him and Wigan."