Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists Charles N'Zogbia is only concerned about helping the club climb the table and not about his own future.
The midfielder was on the verge of a move to Birmingham in the summer but it broke down, apparently over personal terms.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's match against Wolves, Martinez claimed N'Zogbia has put the past behind firmly behind him.
He said: "The moment the window closed I could see a completely different outlook regarding Charles' situation. The players saw exactly the same.
"He earned the respect of his team-mates and that is what is important. It is not about individuals, it is about the team. He has worked really hard to get back into the side.
"He is a good example of any footballer who has suffered from instability during the transfer window. That is something we should give him credit for."