The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest prospects at the club since joining from Aberdeen in the summer.
He has made two appearances in the League Cup this season, but the Scot has targeted a run of action in the Premier League.
"I'm not in the limelight so much now I'm at Wigan so I'm getting the chance to improve my skills," the 19-year-old told the Wigan Evening Post.
"I'm looking to get into the first team this season. Obviously I've played first-team football so I know what it's like. I've played a few reserve games and the manager is there every week. He encourages us and tells us to keep going.
"He signed me so he has obviously got a bit of faith in me. He's probably the best manager I could be under at this stage of my career. All the boys at Wigan love him and couldn't speak more highly of him."
Wigan currently sit 15th in the Premier League table.