Wigan will complete the temporary transfer of Will Keane in the next 24 hours but have been thwarted in their efforts to extend Marc Albrighton’s loan from Aston Villa.

Manager Owen Coyle confirmed that Manchester United centre-back Keane is heading to the DW Stadium until January, at least, but revealed that his hopes of a notable transfer double have been dashed.

‘I spoke to David Moyes before United flew to Germany for their Champions League game, and I will be very surprised if it is not all concluded for Will in the next day,’ said Coyle.

‘David and I are both happy and content with how it is proceeding, and it is now just a question of the paperwork being signed, either today or tomorrow morning.

‘I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I am confident it will happen.

‘I had hoped to extend Marc’s loan until January, but unfortunately Villa have been in touch and said they are recalling him. Villa are his club, and if he goes back there and plays in the Barclays Premier League, then fine. If he doesn’t, he will become frustrated again, so we will keep an eye on that and maybe look at it again in the coming months.

‘I can’t speak highly enough of him, as a player and as a person. He is a great lad. Even though he knew he was going back, he still came in today and joined in training with the rest of the lads. That says everything about him.

‘He loved it here and wanted to stay, but equally he wants to be in the Premier League. He enjoyed being part of the group here and made a favourable impact on everyone. The way he conducted himself was exemplary.’