The Malaysian born summer signing from Celtic, has faltered badly in what is now his second spell in the Premier League. He made his first team debut in the Carling Cup defeat to
in August and was restricted to only three appearances from the bench, before his cameo against Crystal Palace . Norwich
In a performance that
described as “outstanding” the Spaniard rewarded the former Aston Villa man with a place in the starting XI in the last two outings. Martinez
His most significant contribution for the Latics came on Saturday when, after a long delay he coolly dispatched his spot kick at Anfield to set up a memorable victory which reignites the relegation battle.
Having burst onto the scene with Celtic, Maloney since has flattered to deceive. He followed Martin O’Neill to
Villa Park and struggled to impose himself and swiftly returned to the SPL the following season.
He settled back down in
and for a fee just short of a million, Scotland saw fit to give Maloney his second chance in the Martinez . England
For the vast majority of this season he has been the forgotten man at the DW Stadium, dogged by fitness issues his introduction at
was the tonic the Latics needed. Norwich
Just like a new signing he has had a positive influence on the pitch; he is lively and crucially carries a goal threat. Alongside Jean Beausejour and Victor Moses he will create chances for the front men and his time in
shows he can bag as well. Scotland
At the age of 29 this is certainly his last chance to impress across the border and having been left on the sidelines for much of the campaign. He is now set for a run in the team until the end of the season and will look to repay the faith shown in him from
The push for survival continues on Saturday at home to Stoke and you can expect to see Maloney in action once again and without a doubt he is going to play a huge part in the scrap and could well land himself a place in