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Former Wigan Athletic ‘hair-o’ Paul Scharner back to help Roberto Martinez fight off relegation

By Colin Henrys

Austrian powerhouse Paul Scharner admitted he was left delighted after sealing his return to Wigan Athletic as the Latics landed him on loan for the rest of the season today.

Scharner, who made 145 Premier League appearances at Wigan from 2006-2010, is Roberto Martinez’s fourth signing of the January transfer window, joining Roger Espinoza, Angelo Henriquez and Joel Robles.

The versatile Scharner, who has found opportunities limited at current club Hamburg, said he is relishing his return.

“It’s decent, it’s feeling a little bit like coming home,” he told Latics Player.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.

“There was no a big question about – I didn’t play much in Germany and Roberto gave the chance to play until the end of the season.

“There is no better place in England to be coming back to.”

Scharner, who was known for his colourful hairstyles during his first spell in the North West, promised the Latics’ supporters he will be striving to keep them up this year.

“My main focus is to help the team and to help the club survive,” he said.

“Roberto wants some experience and I think I can provide that, and also my professionalism. I try very hard to give my best and we’ll see.

“My last painting on my hair said ‘thanks’ so now maybe I will write ‘I’m back’!”

Image courtesy of Wigan Athletic, via YouTube, with thanks.

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