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Bruce hails Wigan's awesome Zaki

Zaki scores the penalty
Zaki went to the top of the scoring charts with this penalty

Wigan's on-loan Egyptian striker Amr Zaki has been hailed as "awesome" by manager Steve Bruce.

He says the 25-year-old has a chance of making a real name for himself in England during his year at the club.

Zaki is now the top goalscorer in the competition, after his goal in the 2-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

"He put in a fantastic performance. If he keeps playing like that he is going to have a real future in the Premier League," Bruce said.

Zaki is on a year-long loan from Cairo giants Zamalek and Bruce is full of praise for the impact he has had in his short time at the club.

"His physique is great, he has awesome power and pace and of course he wants to score goals which is the important thing," the manager said.

"Amr is going to be a real fans' favourite. Every supporter - whether you support Wigan or you support Man City - loves a trier who gives everything that he has got.

"And that is the one thing about Zaki he gives you every last drop he has got.

"So you can forgive everything, he might make a mistake or give the ball away and he does that at times. But I can't question his attitude."

see also
Wigan 2-1 Man City
28 Sep 08 |  Premier League
Wigan 1-1 Sunderland
13 Sep 08 |  Premier League
Hull 0-5 Wigan
30 Aug 08 |  Premier League

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