Chief executive Darren Royle believes the transfer market will hot up for Latics after the end of the month, once existing player contracts have expired.

So far, Reagan Ogle has been the only summer signing at Boundary Park, despite manager Micky Mellon stating at the close of last season that the squad needed "major surgery".

There have been a number of exits, with Mark Shelton leaving by mutual consent and Harrison McGahey joining Welsh club The New Saints earlier this week at the end of his three-year deal with Oldham Athletic. Hallam Hope, Ben Tollitt and Brennan Dickenson are among a number of free agents who have not been offered new terms.

Mike Fondop, Dan Gardner and Devarn Green are in a similar position, but Mellon has previously said that the door has not been entirely closed to those players. However, a lot depends on squad size and what is left in the budget if other targets are secured.

Some clubs have almost completed their recruitment, with Shelton becoming the ninth signing of the summer for Barnet following his departure from Boundary Park, while Halifax Town have had a busy summer.

Right back Ogle, who Latics chased for over a year, has filled a void in the team, but that is the only incoming activity with less than a week to go before the players report back for pre-season training.

"The market hasn't really got going yet," said Royle.

"Some clubs have been proactive and we're delighted to bring Reagan in, someone who we've been interested in from when David (Unsworth) was here.

"Micky's obviously looked at him closely as well and he's a great fit, great person. He'll be a hit already because he's a right back. He was at the top of the list when David was here and I'm really glad that Micky and Terry McPhillips really rate him as well and have signed him.

"Other than that we are looking to make some additions, some (more) players will be leaving probably."