IAN O'Reilly will battle until the bitter end to help Crewe FC stave off relegation.
Another defeat, this time 4-2 at home to Garswood United on Saturday, has left Crewe languishing in the drop-zone of the Mid-Cheshire League.
Without a league win since September 11 the situation looks bleak.
But O'Reilly said: 'I will give it 120%. I am a fighter and I will see it through whatever happens.
'I will not quit and I don't expect my players to quit. I truly believe we have some good lads here and that we will be OK. We just haven't clicked but we must pull together and we can get out of trouble.'
Crewe took the lead at the Cumberland Arena through a spectacular Liam O'Reilly free-kick from 20 yards. But matters were levelled five minutes later, and soon after that Crewe failed to clear their lines and Garswood pounced to seize the initiative.
It was 3-1 at the break and 4-1 just after. O'Reilly made changes, introducing Carl Palin, Alan Brown and a Bulgarian trialist known as Becks, and Crewe took control.
Chris Hampshire made it 4-2 after latching on to a flicked header, and he hit the post with an almost identical opportunity moments later. When Lee Butterworth had a header cleared off the line, Crewe knew it would not be their day.
O'Reilly said he can take heart from the last 30 minutes, and was encouraged by the debut of Lee Wilson at right-back.
He added: 'If we can produced the form of the last half an hour for 90 minutes on Saturday we will be fine.
'The lads didn't lie down and looked sharper as it went on. On another day we could have forced a draw, but it wasn't to be. I feel we have a good squad, but a bit of extra experience down the spine of the team, someone who will organise, would help.'
That experience could come in the form of Paul Rennie, the former Crewe Alex and Stoke City defender, who trained with Crewe FC in midweek and watched the game on Saturday.
Meanwhile, long-term injury victim Mark Blackburn, who has been out of action for almost 12 months with a knee injury, is back in training and could be fit early in the new year. Crewe FC travel to sixth-placed Knutsford on Saturday. Crewe FC Reserves clash at Garswood was abandoned after 20 minutes on Saturday when one of the home team's players suffered a broken leg. They have no fixture this weekend. Crewe FC's executive board director Duncan Cliffe has taken on the role of director of special projects for the club.
Chairman Pat Slack explained: 'Some of the projects are very significant to our club's future. Duncan can explore all the avenues and make his recommendations in a report.' Crewe FC, in partnership with the Crewe & District Youth Centre and the Victoria Community Centre, plan to launch coaching sessions for 6-14-year-olds.
The sessions will be based around the Brazilian game called Futebol de Salao, which is widely credited with helping Brazilian stars develop fantastic ball skills. The hour-long sessions cost just £2 and will begin in January. Times and locations will be announced in the Chronicle.