Marc Albrighton could make his Wigan debut against QPR on Wednesday after he completed a loan move from Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old winger will link up with the Latics for 28 days.
A recent throat operation has prevented the 23-year-old from featuring in the Premier League this term, his solitary outing coming in the League Cup.
"He is someone I have tried to sign in the past, so I'm delighted to bring him on board to strengthen our squad," boss Owen Coyle told the
"Marc has shown what an outstanding player he is time and again in the Premier League. He's at a young age with the potential and scope to get even better.
"He's quick, dangerous and pleasing on the eye and I feel he's going to really enhance the attacking options we have at Wigan Athletic, particularly in light of
Shaun Maloney's absence [with a hip injury]."
Albrighton, who progressed through Villa's youth system into their first team, has made 81 senior appearances for the Premier League club in all competitions.