Latics ended their five match winless run with victory over Cheltenham on Tuesday night.

Speaking after the match, manager Frankie Bunn, who predicted his side would bounce back after defeat at home to Port Vale at the weekend, hailed his players' patience in front of goal.

He said: "It’s always great to get a positive result. I didn’t think we were that bad on Saturday, I thought we were just missing that little bit of quality in front of goal, it was a similar story tonight really.

"Credit to all the lads, they kept plugging away and they got their just rewards.

“Another team comes here and doesn’t look like scoring but they held on and held on and eventually they succumbed, but I’m delighted to get the three points.

“They’re new, they’re still gelling and we’re still working hard but they keep going until the end and I’m delighted for Jonathan [Benteke] and I’m delighted for Callum [Lang], they kept plugging away and never got down about it.”

The win turns around fortunes for the club after five straight losses and the manager urged fans to get behind the team.

He said: “We need time but if you think this club is starting again it is starting again. We have gone as low as we have been for I don’t know how long. People need to be patient, we’re doing the best with what we’ve got. The players are working hard, the staff are working hard and we just need the supporters to stick with us.”

Speaking about the goals, Bunn said: "It was a scruffy one wasn’t it, but all goals are great goals, it doesn’t matter how they go in.

"Hunty [Rob Hunt] has done terrific down the left hand side, whipped a great ball in and Jonathan has done what centre forwards should do, get across the near post, get his studs on it, and goal.

"Then Callum has a bit of individual brilliance and slots it home."