Winger Jesurun Uchegbulam has become Oldham Athletic's fourth signing in three days and fifth of the summer.

The 23-year-old has penned a one-year deal from Rochdale, where he made 30 appearances last season, including 19 starts in the National League.

Uchegbulam is a player that manager Micky Mellon has monitored since he played against Latics in his first game in charge, at Rochdale's Crown Oil Arena.

“Jes caught my eye when he played against us at Rochdale, he made a real impact and I was surprised he had not come onto my radar before as a manager," said Mellon.

“From that moment on, I’ve kept a close eye on him and earmarked him as someone I’d like to work with. He’s young and he’s got all the attributes to be a top player."

It is a move that excites Uchegbulam.

"I know a lot about the club, the manager and the expectations here, I’m very pleased to be an Oldham player and I’m ready for the challenge," he said.

“I’m a pacey winger who likes a trick or two and I want to try to get the fans out of their seats. I’m still young and if things click for me, I feel like I can add more goals and assists to my name.

“I’ve played against Oldham before, I know how loud and passionate the fans are. I’ve got things I want to prove to myself and other people and I can’t wait to get started.”

Uchegbulam, who was born in Nigeria and grew up in Milan, forged the early part of his football career after moving to England and settling in the north west playing for Mossley and Matlock Town.

He went on to have a season at Chesterfield before joining Rochdale last summer.

Mellon is pleased with the recruitment so far this summer but says it is a work in progress.

“We’ve added four players this week, the make-up of the squad is going in the right direction but there’s still work to be done," he continued.

"I still want to improve the group, either by making the players we’ve got better and by bringing better players in, and we’ll continually be looking to do that.”