Oldham have confirmed the permanent signing of defender Joseph Mills on a two-year deal.

Mills, 24, who made 15 appearances for the Latics last season while on loan from Burnley, becomes manager Lee Johnson's first summer signing.

"It's a great signing. He's young, hungry and has got a lot of potential," Johnson told the club's official website.

"We'll give him an identity and a bit of love and I feel he can be a really good player for us."

Left-back Mills began his career at Southampton and moved on to Reading in August 2011 after loan spells at Scunthorpe and Doncaster.

He joined Burnley on a free transfer in May last year after a stint on loan, but played no part at Turf Moor last season and instead went out on loan to Oldham and Shrewsbury.