HARRY Kewell admits he is “confused” by Latics’ woeful form at Boundary Park.

Oldham’s 3-2 defeat against Mansfield on Tuesday night means they have lost nine of their 12 League Two games on home soil this season.

Kewell has seen his side excel on the road however meaning they are 16th in the standings ahead of the trip to Walsall on Saturday.

Home form may have dogged his side throughout his time in charge but the Latics head coach is still at a loss to explain their struggles.

“I am confused, because what you see there is no different to what you see at any other stadium,” he told The Oldham Times.

“The only difference is the seats may be red somewhere else, or there may be different wording or a different banner but at the end of the day when you’re a footballer it’s a pitch.

“It’s green, there’s white lines, there’s an opposition, there’s a ref, there’s two linesman.

“I don’t see the difference and that’s something I’ve got to work into my team.

“We played very poorly and we were playing a team that was riding high, it’s four wins in a row now and we still scored two goals, so we can take a bit of positivity out of it.

“We let in three bad goals so if we can avoid that then hopefully we’ll have a chance.”

For Kewell, it was another night where costly errors derailed his side.

“Everyone is talking about ‘oh we can’t win at Boundary Park, oh we’re good on the road’. I don’t see that,” he added.

“I see that we went into the game with a gameplan and it was working it was just that sometimes you have to stick through the bad patches and you have to work hard.”