The former Manchester United junior, who hails from Heywood, didn't need much persuasion to join the Latics' promotion push.
"I'm delighted to be here, being a north-west lad it's a great move for me," he said.
"I can't wait to get involved in the promotion push and help in any way I can. I'm obviously coming into a side that is in great form.
"If they can win their game in hand they can get into the play-offs.
"The general feeling around the club is they need to push into the play-offs, and hopefully I can help them do that."
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