Luton Town boss Gary Brabin has pleaded with fans to aim their frustration at him, rather than the team.
The Hatters are nine points off the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier after Tuesday's 1-1 home draw with Telford.
"I can understand their disappointment and their frustration," Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio.
"I just plead with them to hold their frustration. Even if it means me coming out at the end of the game and them hurling it towards me."
Brabin has been given the task of taking the Hatters back to League Two after three seasons out of the Football League.
But he is coming under mounting pressure from supporters after winning just six out of 11 games at Kenilworth Road and manufacturing just one victory in their last four league outings.
"I want the lads to relax and play their football and play positively on the front foot," he explained.
"I just don't think at the moment it gives a positive vibe. I'm the manager. I make the decisions. It's me in charge of a team that's now nine points off the top of the league.
"I'd rather those frustrations be aimed at me. I'm working hard behind the scenes. I have a genuine bond with this club.
"I know there's been comments saying I'm not really a Lutonian, that sort of thing. But I genuinely am.
"I'd love to bring this club back to where it belongs and I genuinely believe I can.
"There's a long way to go. Let's not give up yet and throw the towel in."