A FORMER Oldham midfielder is staying with the other Latics.

Dan Gardner has extended his Wigan contract until the end of the season having signed a short-term deal with the cash-strapped League One club back in September.

Prior to signing for Wigan, Gardner had not played a competitive game in nearly two years having picked up a serious knee injury in Oldham’s 1-1 draw with Lincoln back in November 2018.

Gardner did briefly link up with Salford last season but did not play a competitive game for the Ammies.

After building his match fitness at the DW Stadium, the midfielder has played an important role for Leam Richardson’s side, playing 19 matches in all competitions.

He had previously played under Richardson during his time at Chesterfield.

Gardner scored his first goal for Wigan in the 4-3 win against Accrington Stanley last month.

At Boundary Park, Gardner established himself as a regular under Frankie Bunn in the 2018/19 season, missing just one game in the Checkatrade Trophy before picking up the cruciate ligament damage which derailed his career.

He made 74 appearances in all for Oldham, scoring three times.

Wigan remain in administration as a lengthy search for a new owner continues. They are second-from-bottom of the League One table.