Oldham manager Paul Dickov believes winger Chris Taylor can have a major influence on the club's fortunes this season.
Taylor has yet to hit top form this term but he was on target to secure a 1-0 victory at Walsall in midweek.
Dickov said: "As much as I said I wanted a smaller squad, and it's being tested at the minute, I think it's got quality in it.
"Chris is a fantastic player for us, and if we are going to go where we want to go, then Chris has to play well for us.
"When we learn to get our better players on the ball quicker and move it quicker then we'll be a good team."