New Albion signing Dan Burn will be "raring to go" in January after an instant return to Wigan to recover from injury.

The 6ft 7ins centre-half is rejoining the Championship club on loan to continue his recovery from a broken foot bone suffered in a pre-season friendly against Glasgow Rangers and play games for the promoted Latics until the new year.

Burn, who has signed a four-year contract, said: "The process has been going on a while so I'm glad to get it over the line.

"I cracked a bone in my foot – the original diagnosis was six weeks after I injured it in a pre-season game against Rangers.

"But I'm going to be Wigan until January so hopefully by then I'll be flying and able to help the team straight away.

"It's not ideal but it's one of those things you can't do much about – I'll be doing rehab between the two clubs, so I'll be raring to go."

Burn, 26, bought for around £3 million, added: "My whole ambition is to be playing in the Premier League. I've ve tasted it a bit before with Fulham and I've wanted to get back there ever since.

"Now it's happened I'm really excited and grateful."

Albion boss Chris Hughton, who managed Geordie Burn's boyhood idols Newcastle, said:"We are delighted to welcome Dan to the club. He has a wealth of experience from his time with Fulham, Birmingham City and Wigan amongst others.

"He's an imposing figure and had an excellent season helping Wigan to the League One championship. He also impressed in an excellent FA Cup run to last season's quarter-finals."