LATICS new boy Marcel Hilssner is looking to prove he can make an impact in England after joining on loan from Coventry until the end of the season.

The German winger joined the Sky Blues from Padderborn on a three-year deal last summer but is yet to feature in their first team.

Now the 25-year-old is hoping to make his mark with Oldham having touched base with Timmy Thiele, who had a brief Boundary Park loan spell in 2016, before becoming Harry Kewell’s first January arrival.

Hilssner, who was not signed in time for Tuesday night’s clash with Mansfield, said: “I’m really looking forward to my time here and to help the club finish well.

“I know of Oldham after speaking to Timmy (Thiele) who was here a few years ago on a short loan.

“I’ve not played as much as I would’ve liked since coming to England, but now I’m fitter, stronger and ready to give my all.”

Kewell was delighted with the capture of the German youth international who started his career at Werder Bremen.

The Latics head coach said: “Marcel is a very talented player who is coming here to prove a point and to show everyone he’s ready to impress in English football.

“He likes to be direct with his play, is powerful and can create chances. He’ll give us another option across midfield and I’m excited to see what he can do for us in the second-part of the campaign.”