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Martinez eyes 'smiley' Koumas

Latics boss wants midfielder to shine in new season

Koumas: Rated by Martinez

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Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful Jason Koumas can rediscover his form in the new season.

The midfielder joined the Latics from West Brom for £5.3million in 2007 and has since made 46 league appearances.

Martinez is currently planning for his first campaign in charge at the DW Stadium after taking over from Steve Bruce.

Former Swansea boss Martinez feels that Wales international Koumas boasts a great deal of talent and is keen for the playmaker to demonstrate his qualities in the new term.

He said in the Daily Mirror: "We need to get Jason playing with a smile on his face again because he has got the ability to hurt any defence."