"I had the same situation when I was down the road at Blackburn," the 29-year-old said. "I had to wait for about six weeks. You have just got to be professional. That's what I did at Blackburn - you have just got to give 100 per cent every day at training and hope something will happen.
"I'm mates with big Lee, I grew up playing with Lee. He is another one that is desperate to come but he is in a similar situation to Steven Naismith.
"He has just got to be professional and go about his job in the right manner, work away at Wigan and see if something happens."