The 19 year-old signed for the Latics this week.
â€śDanâ€™s future development opportunities would have been limited at Newcastle due to the strategic plan for our development squads,â€ť Beardsley said.
â€śI feel that given the right opportunity, Dan can have a very good future in the game and will develop further into a very good player. Danâ€™s size and strength does not reflect his young age and he has a very good goalscoring record.
â€śI have had the pleasure of working with Dan for a number of years and his approach and attitude to both training and games has been first class.â€ť