Motherwell striker Ross McCormack is set to sign with Wigan Athletic before Saturday.

McCormack is poised to sign a pre-contract agreement with Wigan within the next 48 hours against the wishes of his adviser, but with an escape clause should the Latics be relegated.

The former Rangers trainee has long been monitored by Steve Bruce, and it appears certain the Wigan boss has beaten Middlesbrough counterpart Gareth Southgate to the Motherwell striker's signature.