COLIN West said his sympathy was with the fans after Latics suffered a late defeat at Bradford City.

Dylan Bahamboula had cancelled out Lee Angol's first half opener in the second minute of stoppage time, and Oldham looked to be heading for a point.

But with the clock ticking down, Davis Keillor-Dunn lost possession midway inside half, and Carl Piergianni conceded a penalty agianst Angol in trying to recover the situation.

And with goalkeeper Danny Rogers hampered by a shoulder injury for the entire game, Angol scored the winner from the spot with the last kick of the game.

"I'm getting told that this was happening last year and in previous years, but these lads have got to learn and learn quick," said assistant head coach West, who took charge of the first team in the absence of Keith Curle, who continues to isolate at home after testing positive for coronavirus.

"They've played some great football but we've had so many opportunities to try to put that ball in the back of the net and we've let them off the hook.

"We've conceded a goal, got back into the game and played some really good football and getting into good areas; get the goal back and then we just go to sleep. It's ridiculous.

"I feel sorry for the supporters, they were absolutely unbelievable. It's just heartbreaking. They've paid good money to come and watch a good performance, but we then don't finish it off. We don't see the game out.

"Last week, the same thing against Newport. Two or three minutes to go we end up losing the game when we should be at least drawing.

"I felt sorry for them (the fans), and our players, but I don't want to feel sorry for the players because they've got to learn.

"We've got some experienced players out there.

"I'm disappointed for the supporters because we should be coming away fairly happy with a performance and a point."