Loan signing Tarieq Holmes-Dennis admitted it was his relationship with manager John Sheridan which persuaded him to join the club last week.
Holmes-Dennis joined Latics on Friday on loan from Charlton Athletic until the end of the season and cited the manager’s influence in the move.
Speaking before Saturday’s game against Rochdale, he said: “I know what he expects and he knows what I’m capable of so hopefully I can do as well as I can whilst I am here.”
A left back by trade, the 20-year-old has appeared 12 times for the Addicks first team since signing professionally with the club in 2013.
He played under Sheridan at Plymouth Argyle last season and admitted there is more to his game than defending.
“Obviously I am a defender first and foremost but I do think I bring a lot going forward,” he admitted.
“At Plymouth last season I played wing back with three central defenders so I like to go forward a lot.”
Sky Bet League One football is new to the youngster, and he had his first taste of action against Dale on Saturday.
“I know a lot about the teams,” he said. “It seems like a good standard so it’s going to be a hard challenge but I’m just hoping to do as well as I can and do the best for Oldham.”
Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.