Wigan Athletic are eyeing a loan move for Cardiff City striker Gary Madine, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

The Latics are in the hunt for a striker in the January transfer window as Paul Cook looks to give them more of a threat going forward.

Madine, who is 28 years-old, joined Cardiff last January for a fee in the region of £6 million but is still yet to find the net for the Bluebirds in 18 appearances.

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He has played five games this season in the Premier League but could now leave the Welsh side in search of more regular first-team action.

Madine has previously played for the likes of Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Coventry City and Bolton Wanderers. He is experienced in the Football League and has racked up over 350 career appearances.

It was with Bolton where he impressed the most and he scored 26 goals in 107 appearances for the Trotters which earned him a move to the Cardiff City Stadium.

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Wigan will be hoping he can rekindle that type of form if they are able to land him next month. The North-West side are currently 16th in the Championship following their promotion from League One last season and are six points above the relegation zone.

Cook is hoping for a busy transfer window to help consolidate his sides’ position in the second tier and the possible loan signing of Madine could turn out to be a masterstroke.

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