Goalkeeper David Cornell is hoping to push current number one Joel Coleman hard to earn a spot in Darren Kelly's starting 11 against Walsall on August 8.
The 24-year-old signed for Latics at the end of last week, penning a one-year contract with the option of a second, and he aims to push Coleman for the number one jersey.
He said: "He is a good lad and a good goalkeeper so fingers crossed for the next couple of weeks, we'll be battling it out for the number one."
Cornell, who has spent his football career with Premier League side Swansea City, has been training with his new teammates for the last two weeks and is excited to get started.
"It's a great group of lads and I've worked closely with Anthony and the gaffer and it's gone really well. I've enjoyed it and it's gone well.
"The manager wants us to play good attractive football. Playing good passing football is what attracted me to the club because coming from Swansea, they play that way so it will be good to do that."
Cornell was part of the travelling contingent that headed up to Scotland yesterday, but the goalkeeper is looking forward to getting back and playing in front of the home support.
"The pitch is like a carpet so it will be good to play in front of the home fans. It's a lovely stadium with a new stand so I'm looking forward to it," he said.
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