Oldham have signed young St Helens outside back John Hutchings on a one-year deal from 2020.
The 20-year-old has spent the past three seasons in the Saints academy, after coming therough the scholarship system at Wigan.
He becomes the 11th member of Matt Diskin’s squad for next season.
“John has decided the system he’s been in doesn’t suit him so he’s come to us on a one-year contract and I’m looking forward to working with him,” said Diskin.
“He’s a big, athletic kid of real promise who can play equally well at centre, wing or second-row.
“He will be of great value to us as a young player who can play in a few positions which is especially important to a club like ours because we won’t have the biggest squad in the division.”