Former West Bromwich Albion and Celtic striker Marc-Antoine Fortune has joined Championship Wigan Athletic on a two-year contract. "To bring a player of such calibre to the football club is a great piece of business," Coyle told the club website.

"He's shown his qualities at the very highest level. When I spoke to [Albion head coach] Steve Clarke, he told me how he didn't want to lose him, which goes to show how important he has been at his former club and proof that he has the capabilities to be a Premier League forward, never mind a Championship one."