Gary Brabin insisted he will not stand down as Tranmere manager after they suffered an eighth defeat in twelve games.
The alarming slump continued with a 4-2 defeat at home to Wrexham as Rovers were dumped out of the FA Trophy.
But the boss says he will not walk away from the club, despite mounting pressure anad unrest from the club’s supporters.
“I’m confident in what I’m doing,” he said.
“I understand the frustration because results need to be better.
“I’m alarmed at the goals we’re conceding. We are working hard to put it right.
“I don’t mind the frustration being aimed at me.
“But I just ask, can we give the lads a little bit more.
“We don’t get a lot of decisions our way on a match day, so what we don’t want is that frustration spilling out onto the players.”
One particularly vocal section of the Tranmere fanbase showed their anger at yet another defeat once Wrexham struck their fourth goal.
It is perhaps build up over three years of misery which has seen the club slip so dramatically.
And after a sixth home defeat of the season, the manager struggled to answer whether he had the backing of Mark Palios.
“The chairman loves the club,” he added.
“He’s got the club at heart. He feels the frustration and I feel like I’m letting him down as well.
“I’ve been brought here for two years to get the club back on track.
“I’m disappointed myself, with the group of players that we’ve got that we’re not nearer the play-offs.
“This was a game which a couple of weeks ago wasn’t top of our thoughts, but it was one that we wanted to get back to winning ways on.
“We’ve prepared today like we wanted to win and we haven’t done that.
“We know where we need to improve.
“It’s uncomfortable for me to come here and answer the question, because I understand the fans frustration.
“But it was never going to be a quick fix.”
One positive from the performance was a brace for striker James Norwood.
That takes his tally for the season to nine – but Brabin is keen to forget the performance.
“I’m not really taking any pluses from today,” he continued.
“There’s a big responsibility which we need to meet head on. We need to start winning games.
“We feel like everything’s against us and we need to just roll out sleeves up, keep battling on and working hard.”