David Wagner wants – and expects – Emyr Huws to stay at Huddersfield Town beyond the January transfer window.
The Wales international midfielder is in line for an 18th appearance for the club in their first Championship match of 2016 at Bolton Wanderers.
Wigan have the option to recall the 22-year-old, who has scored five goals for Town, during the window, which opens on Saturday. Otherwise, the deal is season-long.
Similarly, Town can recall loaned-out striker Jordy Hiwula from the League I club, although there is no tie-up between the two agreements.
“The decision on Emyr is with Wigan,” said Wagner, who has used Huws in six of his eight games in charge and started him in both since he returned from a hamstring injury.
“But at this stage, there are there are no signs they will call him back and I don’t expect them too. And I would like him to stay.”
Former Manchester City player Huws joined Wigan on a four-year deal for a reported £2.5m in September 2014.
He was branded “disrespectful” by manager Gary Caldwell after asking for a move in the wake of the Latics’ relegation from the Championship in May.
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Five-times capped Huws, who was born in Llanelli, is desperate to make the Wales squad for the European Championships in France this summer.
He scored his first senior international goal in the 3-2 defeat by Holland in Cardiff in November.
Hiwula, 21, a £150,000 plus add-ons close-season signing from Manchester City by Town, has netted five times in his last four games for Wigan, taking his overall Latics tally to six in seven starts and four substitute appearances.