New Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is keeping his plans of reshaping the club's backroom staff to his chest.

When quizzed if he was keen to add former Norwich team-mate Dave Watson and Birmingham caretaker manager Erick Black to his staff, Bruce told Sky Sports News: "There is always going to be speculation. Dave Watson is a big friend of mine and he worked with me at Birmingham for a while, so we'll see.

"I'm hoping that I can make some additions to the backroom staff by the end of the week.

"Eric Black is still in work at Birmingham, but I'm hoping to bring in a couple of new faces."

Bruce added: "I was extremely impressed with the way they went about their job on Saturday (in their 2-0 loss to Arsenal). I know it's going to be difficult but my job is to try and give the whole place a lift. I'm very confident of staying in the Premier League."