The 19-year-old midfielder is currently at Bolton but is set to feature as a substitute when Oldham’s reserve-team face Wrexham at Chapel Road on Wednesday afternoon.
Liam Irwin has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under-19 level.
His father Denis was signed by the Latics on a free transfer from Leeds in 1986. Four years later he was sold to Manchester United for £700,000 and became one of their most decorated players.
Jordan Hugill says he is desperate to prove he is ready to play a bigger part in West Ham's battle against relegation.
Harry Maguire says he's discovered his best form at Leicester this season as he seeks to cement his spot in England's World Cup squad.