Mansfield Town manager John Dempster says his side need to “stand and be counted” when they visit Vale Park on Saturday afternoon.
Town were thrashed 4-0 at home in midweek and fans turned on manager Dempster after the final whistle.
He told the local media: “I have to just get on with it, it feels like everything that could go wrong is going wrong at times. It has been a real rollercoaster and a real challenge, I knew it would be.
“I will battle on and never give up. I still believe the boys can get us promoted. The boys are low as you can imagine, it was a massive turnaround to be here compared to the feel around the ground today.
“We will be back in again tomorrow and will pick up the pieces, Port Vale is not an easy place to go. We will go again, it is what you do, It is tin helmet time, I will stand and be counted and the players need to do the same.”