Oldham manager Frankie Bunn says his players will bounce back after extending their winless streak to five with a 1-0 home defeat to Port Vale.

The Latics suffered a narrow defeat on Saturday after going down to a Tom Pope penalty. 

Pope scored the only goal of the match after a needless challenge from Peter Clarke on Vale's Luke Hannant.

But boss Frankie Bunn says his side will bounce back on Tuesday when they face Cheltenham. 

Speaking after the defeat to Port Vale on Saturday, Bunn said: “I’m still a bit raw and sore after that.

“I can’t legislate for the penalty we conceded. I don’t know what Peter (Clarke) was thinking about.

“It was an awful decision and that put us on the back foot and it certainly rocked us for the rest of that half.

“In the second half, we’ve come out and done everything but score.

“To be fair to them, they got blocks on the line and we’ve hit the bar.

“The spirit and the attitude of the players to get back in the game was good but maybe we were lacking a bit of quality again in front of goal.

“But they kept going and we should have got something out of it.

“I thought it was a penalty and the referee was poor today and he’ll have to hold his hands up on the Callum Lang penalty.

“Apart from the free-kick scramble, a chance from a corner and the penalty, I can’t remember Port Vale having a shot in anger but they’ve come away with three points.

“I don’t know why there is a lack of clinicalness in front of goal.

“It is something I never suffered from as a player. Obviously, as a forward, you get a bit edgy about it (not scoring) but you have to remain calm as a frontman and be ready for the next chance.

“The beauty about football is there is always another game and if we take our second-half performance, take our chances and have another referee, then I’m confident for Tuesday.”