Full back Josh Law believes the squad has come a long way in a short space of time and believes Latics are now not far away from becoming a strong force in Sky Bet League One.
Law, who was manager Steve Robinson’s first signing as manager, has played all but 10 minutes of the season so far.
The full back has been an impressive figure at full back and believes Athletic are heading in the right direction.
He said: “There has been positive signs over the last two games that things are starting to click and that there are good relationships on the pitch.
"We are just looking to get that first league win now so we can press on from there.
“There were people coming in throughout pre-season at different times and it does take a while to gel.
“It sounds an easy way out by saying that but it really does take time.
“We’ve had a lot of time on the training pitch in the short time we’ve had together and it’s starting to come through now hopefully.”
Northampton Town are the visitors to SportsDirect.com
Park tonight and Law knows the Sky Bet League Two champions will provide tough opposition.
“It will be a competitive game,” he admitted. “They have had a decent start and they have the momentum from coming up which always seems to help teams, certainly for the first couple of months because they’re still on a high.
“We will be well prepared for them, ready and hopefully we’ll get our first three points on the board.”
The full back netted his first goal for Latics last week in the EFL Cup win over Wigan Athletic and he was delighted to get off the mark with for new club.
“There was a chance for me to go forward and luckily it fell for me and I managed to get the goal,” he said.
“I’m not renowned for scoring goals and that is my first for two years so hopefully I might have a better scoring rate this year."
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