On-trial Cameroon international Modeste M'Bami will be given plenty of time to prove himself by Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.
The 26-year-old midfielder is a free agent after the expiry of his contract at Marseille and has joined up with the Latics in the hope of impressing Martinez.
Time to shine: Modeste M'Bami is on trial at Wigan
However, having been without a club since the end of last season M'Bami is lacking in fitness but Martinez is prepared to give the player time to get back to his best before making a decision on his future.
'He has a great pedigree - he used to play for Marseille, Sedan and Paris St Germain, he played Champions League football last year and is a great age at 26,' he said.
'At the moment he is still working with us. He missed a lot of football in pre-season and he is not fully fit yet.
'We will allow him to enjoy his training, set his own standards and regain his fitness before assessing him further down the line and make a final decision.
'But he is a great character, he has great experience and it is good to have him around the place.'