With the January transfer window whirring into life over the last week, it looks set to be potentially the most important month of the season so far.
Just eight points separate the entire top six in the Championship table whilst there are also eight between 23rd place and 18th.
One side who are currently in the latter of the two scenarios are Wigan Athletic, creeping ominously towards the drop zone after an impressive promotion from League One last season.
They were given a sizeable boost on Thursday, however, when it was revealed that Cardiff City attacker Anthony Pilkington had signed on an 18-month deal.
✍️ We are delighted to confirm the signing of @Pilkington_11 on an 18-month contract.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) January 10, 2019
A fan favourite with the South Wales club, the 30-year-old made over 110 appearances, scoring 23 goals and assisting eight more.
With the Latics losing five or their last six matches they certainly needed to do something in order to address the slide and this seems like a good start.
Here is how the fans reacted to the news…
Can he play left back?
— Matty (@Matty_Ox10) January 10, 2019
quality signing this , when cardiff fans are gutted to see him leave that shows something
— • (@WGRI9G) January 10, 2019
Good Championship player, just what we needed imo.
— connor (@brittonWAFC) January 10, 2019
Championship quality and experience, couple more to come so we can kick this bad run into touch!
— Ian C ???????? (@wafcian) January 10, 2019
Yes lad ????????
— JGallagher (@GallagherJ82) January 10, 2019
Always a good sign when the selling supporters are gutted. ???????? Welcome aboard. ????⚪️
— Von_Blitzkreig ????????????????????????☘️ (@Von_Blitzkreig) January 10, 2019
Happy with this.
— Liamisawstr (@waitesylatic) January 10, 2019