Micky Mellon says he will not read too much into Latics' home defeat to Woking and put it down to a bad day at the office.

Latics had been on a roll in the National League, winning four on the spin to push up into the play-offs, while their away record is among the best in the division.

Mellon had hoped they had turned a corner from the home form that has dogged them this season, and beyond.

But he still maintains that improvements have been made at Boundary Park - most notably with last week's impressive win against third-placed Barnet - and will not dwell on a poor performance and result at the weekend, in which relegation-threatened Woking showed more heart and hunger to earn a 1-0 win.

"I think of that game in isolation and we just didn't play well," said the Latics boss.

"We never got going, lost too many individual battles and too many players off par.

"What the reason is I don't know.

"It's disappointing, especially with the way we played on Tuesday, but we never really got going at any stage. We never passed it and never competed enough.

"A really bad day for us, we just never got going.

"We didn't really get going from the start, didn't string any passes together, we lost too many headers and loose balls which you need pick up in a game like that, and didn't really make any kind of impact. We lacked a bit of spark, it all looked a wee bit laboured. For what reason I don't know because we had them well rested, we didn't overdo it, and we haven't done any travelling."

And Mellon has urged his players to show their resilience as they look to bounce back and show their play-off prowess.

"If you want to be successful as a player and you want to be part of a successful team then you've got to keep going, you've got to find a way, you've got to dig in, you've got to battle, you've got to - even when it's not your day make sure that you compete and make sure that you compete and you win your individual battles and you just get what you can out of the game," said the Scot.

"Every game will be different, but (on Saturday) we just didn't get going.

"We huffed and puffed a wee bit towards the end but certainly not enough and nowhere near what we want to be."