Wigan signed Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa from Deportivo Olimpia on a permanent basis. Figueroa has been on loan at the English Premier League club since January and his impressive displays have persuaded Latics boss Steve Bruce to hand him a three and a half year contract.

The 25-year-old left-back is Wigan's only ever-present player in the league this season and Bruce said: "It's always hard when you come into a foreign country when you don't know anybody and you can't speak the language but from day one I've been impressed with Maynor's attitude and his professionalism."

"To play in the English Premier League has always been a dream for me and I am really happy that Wigan have offered me the chance to stay here," the player said.  "I have had to take every stage as it comes this last 12 months but thankfully it has gone OK for me and now I look forward to being a Wigan player for the next few seasons."