HARRY Kewell has warned it will take time for Oldham fans to see the best of his side.

Latics kicked off his reign with an impressive Carabao Cup triumph against Carlisle but this week fell to 1-0 defeats against Leyton Orient and Morecambe.

The former came in a flat start to the League Two campaign at Boundary Park while the latter saw Kewell’s men miss out on the chance to host Newcastle in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Attentions now turn to Saturday’s trip to Stevenage as Oldham look to get off the mark in the league.

And despite back-to-back defeats, Kewell believes things are coming together, a late rally coming up short against the Shrimps on Tuesday night.

“This is going to take time, we’re changing the whole philosophy of what they’re used to playing,” the former Leeds and Liverpool winger said.

“It’s not going to happen overnight but the way they’re approaching it is fantastic for me.

“It’s important myself, the club and the players all stick together and work hard.

“No-one’s guaranteed a start, you have to perform every day in training and that’s what they’re starting to get used to.

“The way you work in training is how you’ve got to approach a game.

“I can’t fault the second half performance on Tuesday, I can’t even fault the first half performance really.

“On Saturday we’ve got to start the way we finished the game and if we do that I think we’ll be okay.”

Kewell wants to see his side playing attractive football and was encouraged by some of the things he saw at the Mazuma Stadium in midweek.

His frustrations largely centre around a lack of cutting edge in the last two games, his side drawing a blank against Orient and the Shrimps having brushed aside Carlisle 3-0 in his first competitive game in charge at the start of the month.

“You’ve got to earn the right to play,” Kewell said after the cup exit.

“It’s about having confidence and wanting to get on the ball.

“In the second half I saw situations where players were playing out from the back, working the angles, not rushing decisions.

“All that was missing was putting the ball in the back of the net.”