Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez expects to be working the final hours of the winter market.
Martinez expects his search for new players to continue right up to Thursday's deadline.
"It will be difficult between now and Thursday and I am sure it will go all the way because another feature I never enjoy is having important games in between," Martinez said.
"Our focus goes to the game against Stoke which is a vital and difficult game so you imagine it will go down to the last moment of the window because it has been thrown at us with the injury of Ivan.
"It's something we will announce to the fans, if not I'm sure a youngster will get the chance."