LATICS have confirmed the signing of striker Marc-Antoine Fortune from West Brom.
The 32-year-old has become the sixth summer signing in just over a week.
He has signed a two-year deal at the DW Stadium and links up with former Baggies teammate Scott Carson, who joined the club yesterday.
Coyle spoke highly of Fortune, saying: “To bring a player of such calibre to the football club is a great piece of business.
“He’s shown his qualities at the very highest level, and when I spoke to Steve Clarke at West Brom he told me how he didn’t want to lose him, which goes to show how important he has been at his former club and proof that he has the capabilities to be a Premier League forward, never mind a Championship one.
“So I’m really excited to bring him in, the first of the strikers to arrive and I’m sure he’ll bring a great deal to the team.
“He’s powerful, can play anywhere across the front line and has pace to hurt defences. With the amount of games we have to play this season it’s important to have these kind of players at the club.”