Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is seeking a step up in performance for the festive programme.
It’s the first winter in England for the likes of Ivan Ramis and Arouna Kone, who are used to much warmer climes.
And Martinez said: “It’s part of the challenge when you come into a new country with new weather you have to adapt.
“Arouna Kone has been in many environments in different leagues, I don’t think it’s going to be too much of a shock for him. Ivan Ramis, as you can imagine for him living in Mallorca for many years, for him the weather is cold!
“It’s going to be something new but he takes everything in his stride and the players are just ready for whatever comes their way.”