OLDHAM Athletic manager Laurent Banide cut a frustrated figure following his side’s 1-0 home defeat to Colchester United.

Frank Nouble’s first-half strike proved the difference between the two sides at Boundary Park, leaving the Latics third from bottom in the League Two table.

Banide said: "We are all frustrated of course, because we thought we'd played better this week. It was a better performance.

"I don't know how we didn't score a goal. We needed to be better when we had chances to take a goal.

"We need to continue playing like this, but of course we need goals. We need at least one or two each game.

"The players worked hard for that, and everybody is trying to get better step by step.

"I think we created four or five chances in the first half alone, but you have to take them if we're going to get out of this situation.

"We didn't score and that's football.

"It's so important that we continue to create chances.

"There has to be more concentration too.

"We must accept these results but it is another frustrating result for us.”

One bright spot from the afternoon for Oldham was the performance of youngster Dylan Fage, who impressed in the midfield.

"Dylan is a player who has good potential," added former Monaco boss Banide.

"He is someone who is young and hungry, and we know he has good quality.

"We need more good young players like Dylan to help us improve results.

"We're working hard with him and the other players, and the results will get better."