Wigan new-boy Jason Scotland feels he is equipped to deal with life in the Premier League.
The Trinidad & Tobago international has completed a £2million switch to the Latics from Swansea, penning a two-year deal.
Having shone for the Swans over the course of the last two seasons, in which he worked under current Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, the 30-year-old believes he has earned his shot at the top flight.
He is now determined to prove his worth among England's elite, although he accepts he is taking a big step up in class.
"Everything went smoothly and it's great to be a Wigan player. It's great to be in the Premier League," Scotland told Sky Sports News.
"Obviously it's a difficult job to come into the Premier League, with the high quality of players, and it will be hard. But I will try my best to make the step up and do well.
"I have been scoring a lot of goals in League One and in the Championship, so I think making the step up now is the right time.
"It's a very difficult division to play in, with some top quality defenders, and it will be a challenge, but I am looking forward to that challenge."