OLDHAM boss Harry Kewell described their 1-0 defeat at home to struggling Barrow as "probably the worst performance" of his Boundary Park reign.

Latics succumbed to Scott Quigley's late winner as the visitors put an end to a four-game losing streak.

But it was the manner of the defeat that bothered Kewell the most.

“That was probably the worst performance the team have put in since I came here,” said the Australian. “Right from the get-go we just weren’t at it for whatever reason.

“That’s been the really disappointing thing for me.

“There was no real tempo, no real enthusiasm from anyone out there.

“Only one team looked like they wanted it tonight and that was Barrow, so credit to them. We got what we deserved, and that’s nothing."

And Kewell admitted he was struggling to put his finger on why it happened.

“I can’t understand it. When you’re playing a sport you love, you should be willing to die for the cause," he said.

“Too many of our players just looked like they weren’t interested enough.

“The energy wasn’t there from the players and I just didn’t feel the performance overall was anything near what it should have been.

“We’ll have to shake it off as quickly as possible.

“That just wasn’t good enough tonight.”