Wigan boss Paul Jewell has ended his hunt for a striker by signing Birmingham City's Geoff Horsfield.
Horsfield has signed for Wigan
Birmingham accepted a £500,000 bid that could rise to £1m based on appearances - with Horsfield signing a three-year contract.
Horsfield said: "Once I knew that Birmingham were willing to let me go it was an easy decision to come here," he told the club's official website, www.wiganlatics.co.uk.
"Leaving Birmingham is hard, but I believe I am joining a club that is going places.
"I could easily have sat out the last two years of my contract at Birmingham, but that's not my style - I just want to play football.
"Coming here should give me the chance of first-team football and I can't wait to get started in training on Monday or for my first game against Wimbledon next Saturday."
Bruce has Christophe Dugarry ready to return from a knee injury and Argentine signing Luciano Figueroa is waiting in the wings.
He said: "Horse has done brilliantly over the last couple of years I've
"Never mind his footballing ability, he's led from the front for me in the
dressing room and on the pitch.
"But the offer was a good one and I can't guarantee him a place in our first team.
"As a manager you have to make tough decisions and this was a very tough decision but one which I felt was in the interests of the football club and Horse himself."