Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez hopes Roger Espinoza will be cleared to make his debut on January 2.

Honduras midfielder Espinoza has signed for Latics and been granted a work permit to play in the Premier League, but the Major League Soccer­ star is sweating on his paperwork being processed in New York over the festive period.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said: "I don't think he will take too much time to adapt."