Shaun Maloney is one of the best players in the Premier League, according to Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
Wigan produced arguably their finest performance of the season to beat Aston Villa 3-0 in Birmingham, with Ivan Ramis, Emmerson Boyce and Arouna Kone earned the Latics a much-needed win.
But for Martinez, Maloney was the star of the show with his passing ability the key to the victory.
Martinez said: "Shaun Maloney is one of the most gifted players you can see in this league.
"He has a good eye for a pass but other than that he has moved to a different level.
"His performance against Villa was of the highest, highest level. This season is a reflection of what he did last season. I hope he gets a lot of recognition as he deserves all the credit.
"Maloney is a fine professional and a massive asset to Wigan."