KEITH Curle has fired a warning to his players about the culture he is trying to create at Boundary Park after Latics’ defeat against Leyton Orient.

After picking up his first win against Exeter in midweek, the head coach was looking to kick on in his sixth game in charge at Brisbane Road.

But errors from Harry Clarke and Nicky Adams gifted goals to Orient who ran out 2-1 winners.

The result left Curle angry, Latics 17th in League Two with eight games of the season left to play, starting at home to in-form Stevenage on Good Friday.

The Oldham boss is keen for his side to try and play attractive football, especially given the squad he has inherited from Harry Kewell, but will will not tolerate the mistakes he saw against the O’s.

“It’s dangerous for a changing room when a team becomes comfortable,” Curle said.

“Yes, I want players to be relaxed and enjoy the football and be respectful of it.

“But there’s a very thin dividing line between relaxed and sloppy. And you find players lower down in the pyramid don’t get that balance right.

“We want to be relaxed on the passing, we want to be a team that goes and passes and plays football but I don’t want to be surrounded by sloppy people who don’t do the right thing at the right time.

“That’s a cultural thing in the changing room because you create your own culture and your own environment.

“We want to be relaxed and be a team that plays, but we’re not sloppy and today it was two sloppy goals, two sloppy mistakes have affected us. Not cost us, but they’ve affected us.”