Transfer window: Nicky Maynard completes Wigan Athletic loan

Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard has joined Championship side Wigan on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 27-year-old has struggled for regular football since suffering a serious knee injury in September 2012, shortly after his move to Wales.

Speaking after Tuesday's extra-time win at MK Dons, Latics boss Uwe Rosler said Maynard was due to have a medical with last year's FA Cup winners.

He is expected to be involved for Wigan at Doncaster on Saturday.

Nicky Maynard's scoring record

Nicky Maynard celebrates scoring for Crewe

Crewe (2005-08): 67 games, 35 goals

Bristol City (2008-12): 131 games, 46 goals

West Ham (2012): 17 games, 4 goals

Cardiff (2012-present): 14 games, 2 goals

The former Crewe Alexandra, Bristol City and West Ham United front man will fill the void left by Grant Holt's loan move to Aston Villa, which was completed on Tuesday.

He becomes Rosler's second signing of the January transfer window, following defender Ty Browning's temporary switch from Everton.

"Nicky is at the stage of his career where he wants to play regular football again after his injury last season," said Rosler. "He wants to prove a point to himself and also to other people.

"That's a perfect scenario for us. It matches our ambitions. I will be patient with him because he has not played in a while. But he's fit, and he's ready to go."

Maynard's injury limited him to four appearances last season as the Welsh club won the Championship title. A further 10 outings have followed in 2013-14, with his only goal this term coming in the League Cup second round at Accrington in August.

Maynard did not feature in either of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first two games as Cardiff boss, with Peter Odemwingie, Fraizer Campbell and Andreas Cornelius all selected ahead of him.