Latics have signed Reading's teenage midfield player Jordan Obita.
The 19-year-old will be at Boundary Park for one month on an emergency youth loan subject to Premier League and Football League clearance.
Obita, who will wear the No 15 shirt, is also eligible to play for Latics against Everton in the fifth round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.
An England under-18 and 19 international, Obita has made two first-team appearances for the Royals in the Carling Cup.
Last season he had loan spells at Barnet and Gillingham while in the current campaign he had a spell at Portsmouth where he appeared against Latics in September.