Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was disappointed to see Hugo Rodallega leave for Fulham.

The striker, 27, joined Fulham on a free in the summer and returns to the DW Stadium today.

Latics boss Martinez said: "Hugo made his mind up a long time ago that he wanted to respect his contract but then move on. He needed a new challenge.

"We have a very good relationship with Hugo. You have to respect the human being behind the footballer.

"And it was right for him to start a new chapter.

"We've brought in new players and we have new aims now. We've made progress off the field."