Bramble ready to welcome former team-mate N’Zogbia

Bramble believes the signing of the 22-year-old midfielder will prove a great signing.

“I played with Charles for a couple of years at Newcastle and if the deal goes through, he’ll be a fantastic signing for us,” Bramble told the Wigan Evening Post.

“He will be a great addition to the squad – he’s a very exciting player.

“I think Charles is coming here primarily as a left-winger, but if we were short at left-back or in midfield, he could play there too.

“Maybe he needs a move, similar to myself when I was at Newcastle. If you’re not playing week in, week out, you find yourself going a bit stale, and you need a fresh challenge.

“Hopefully he’ll get his fresh challenge here. On the other side of the coin, it’s sad to be losing Ryan Taylor from our squad.

“He’s a fantastic player too, it’s disappointing to lose a player of his quality and a great lad.”