Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has explained why he's allowing on-loan Olimpia midfielder Wilson Palacios to join Wigan Athletic.

"Palacios, I don't know much about him," the Blues boss told the Birmingham Mail.

"He looked a half-decent player but I didn't want anything I might have done with him to impact on what I want to do elsewhere.

"So I had to make a swift, decisive decision."