UWE Rosler will make a decision this week on the future of Tyias Browning.
The 19-year-old’s loan spell at Wigan is up this week, and his future remains up in the air.
Browning has made two appearances during his month at the DW – coming on as a half-time substitute in the victory over Bournemouth and playing the full 90 minutes in the 3-0 defeat at Doncaster.
However, he has been an unused substitute for the last three matches.
Browning’s situation is complicated by the Football League’s rules and regulations, which state a club may only select five on-loan players in any matchday squad.
Rosler used the January transfer window to bring in Nicky Maynard, Josh McEachran and Martyn Waghorn for the rest of the campaign, while Nick Powell is halfway through a season-long loan.
Browning is Wigan’s fifth loanee, but the waters were further muddied on deadline day by the ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of West Brom centre-back Craig Dawson.
Latics ran out of time to complete a deal, but are expected to make a renewed attempt to land him when the emergency loan window opens at the end of this week.
That would clearly have a bearing on whether Latics look to retain the services of Browning, with Rosler admitting he has much to consider over the coming days.
“We will make a decision shortly,” said the Wigan boss.
“But Tyias has impressed me, definitely. I like him. He came here highly recommended, and when a club like Everton and a manager like Roberto (Martinez) who are very caring with players send someone out to a Championship club, that shows how much they think of the player.”
Latics are also expected to confirm the capture of Sweden international defender Markus Holgersson, a free agent after his release from New York Red Bulls.