Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce admits Jason Koumas has forced him into a rethink after the midfielder's performance for Wales in midweek.

"Of course it gives me food for thought because he's a very good player," Bruce said. "But one of the things I had to look at when I arrived was that we were averaging two goals against a game.

"He can feel a bit harshly done by because I do think he is genuinely a very good player, but I had to change something to make us a bit more resilient and more difficult to beat.

"If we get in a position where we can expand and express ourselves a bit more then obviously he comes right into the equation.

"But with Ryan Taylor in there we've looked a lot more resilient."