Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce still can't believe he's managed to snap up Olimpia midfielder Wilson Palacios.

"I couldn't believe my luck when Birmingham didn't take up the option to extend his loan," Bruce told the Wigan Observer.

"His agent phoned up and told me he was on his way back to Honduras, so we decided to dive in, and for £1million at the age of 22, he will be a very good player, believe you me."