Moses ready for ‘weird’ game

The pacey Nigeria-born 20-year-old was rated as one of Palace’s top

prospects before the London club were forced to sell him amid a

financial crisis 20 months ago. Wigan regarded their

£2.5million capture of the youngster as a coup and his

performances this season have underlined his potential. Moses has

started all four Premier League games and is keen to continue in

the side as Latics travel to his old stomping ground, Selhurst

Park, in the Carling Cup second round. Moses told Wigan’s website:

“I was there for four years. “Obviously I am not there now but

respect to the team, it is a good club it will be nice to go there,

feel the pitch and see how it is. “It is a good team but we need to

go there and win the game, obviously. “It will be strange because I

was there before playing for them, and now I am a Wigan Athletic

player. “It will feel weird but that is what football is all about,

you are in one place one moment and then the next you are somewhere

else. “But I just want to go there and enjoy it.” Moses appears to

be making the most of the extra opportunities presented to him by

manager Roberto Martinez this term, perhaps as a consequence of the

departures of Tom Cleverley and Charles N’Zogbia. He still has the

best part of two years to run on his contract but Wigan have

already opened talks in the hope of extending his stay at DW

Stadium. Moses said: “I think this season has gone well and we have

started well compared to last season. “I think I am having the best

time of my career at the moment. “I want to be starting every game,

playing my football and enjoying myself at the club. “As long as I

have a chance I want to take it and enjoy myself.” Martinez, whose

side were beaten 3-0 at Manchester City on Saturday, is expected to

hand debuts to new signings Shaun Maloney and Patrick van Aanholt

on Tuesday night. Albert Crusat could also come in for his first

start but defenders Emmerson Boyce, Antolin Alcaraz and Steven

Gohouri are all out.