Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes Mauro Boselli is ready to take the Premier League by storm after finally getting off the mark in the Carling Cup.
The Argentinian striker joined the Latics in a £6million summer deal and opened his account with the first goal in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Swansea City.
Ben Watson's injury-time penalty put a gloss on the scoreline against Martinez's former club.
Boselli had drawn a blank in his six previous appearances, but the Latics chief is confident in the South American's ability to score goals in the top-flight.
He explained:"You can see Mauro is a really confident finisher. A goalscorer in football is expensive and the hardest thing to find.
"He is a real asset to our football club but we need to be patient and fair with him.
"He is coming from a different league, different environment, different culture.
"If you look at the way he has adapted, the work-rate, the way he took the goal, it is very pleasing.
"I am sure Wigan Athletic fans will see the best of him very soon."
Speaking about the hostile reception he received from 4,500 travelling fans, Martinez added:"Right now I think fans will understand why I had to leave at that time and looking at the foundations they have, it has brought them stability.
"I am glad to see a strong side like Swansea City is ready to compete."