Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says that former loanee Vladimir Stojkovic needs to impress at the World Cup to enhance his chances of a return to England.
The 26-year-old Serbia international goalkeeper struggled to make an impact with the Latics following his arrival from Sporting Lisbon, with Martinez still unsure over a permanent deal.
He told the Wigan Evening Post:"I was delighted to hear that the player would like to stay at the club having worked with us for the past six months.
"At the moment he has gone to the World Cup and we will not be looking at the situation until after the tournament.
"I know it's been tough for Vladimir to adapt to the Premier League, but I was delighted with his attitude.
"I have seen him play a couple of times for Serbia in the friendlies leading up the World Cup and he looks strong and sharp.
"I am pleased he is going in to the competition in such a good shape and we'll assess that situation further down the line."