Adrian Mariappa happy he chose Reading over Wigan
The two clubs face a six pointer this weekend.
The 26-year-old said: "Wigan had a bid accepted. I was tempted by Premier League football and there were two teams bidding for me.
"But I'm here now and very glad to be.
"That was the first time anyone made a bid for me and it was flattering. But I'm delighted that Reading came in for me."