McLeish is determined to rediscover the ability that helped the Latics survive in the Barclays Premier League for another campaign.
McLeish said: "I've tried to encourage Charles at every turn. I'm not a tyrant. It is not me against Charles or any of my players.
"I try to give them total respect and we show them things privately. We don't disrespect them in front of the rest of the group.
"I hope he takes it [the punishment] on the chin. The players know we have got club rules and we will adhere to them.
"There are no grudges. I just want to see that boy go to another level, even improve on what he has done before.
"Charles has got to be receptive and realise I want to help him, and every single player at this club, because we need all the help we can get."