KEITH Hill says he will fight to prove he is the right man to lead Bolton Wanderers into next season.

Tuesday night’s heart-breaking late defeat at Blackpool increased the pressure on Hill to arrest a poor run of results, which now stretches to one win in the last 13 games.

Accrington visit the UniBol on Saturday, and with pockets of supporters now calling for a change in manager Hill seemingly faces a tough task trying to win over his doubters.

Wanderers – whose relegation to League Two could be confirmed next month – have 12 games remaining, seven of which are away from home.

Hill has come under fire from some sections of the support but the Bolton boss believes he can turn the tide.

“I consider people’s opinions but I don’t live my life by them,” he told The Bolton News. “I am not afraid to go out in Bolton wherever it will be – the barber’s, the pub, Morrison’s or catching a bus. I am not afraid to do it.

“I love working for this football club. I wanted to take it and so did David (Flitcroft) and we want to endure this pain we’re going through so we can taste the greatness that will come.”

Hill does not know whether he will be given time to continue the job he started in August, with the club fresh out of administration and docked 12 points by the EFL.

He took the Whites to positive points by November 16 but since a 7-1 hammering at Accrington a week later have won just two of their last 17 games. But Hill reiterated that both he and assistant boss David Flitcroft are still giving their all to improve Wanderers’ lot.

“We love the game, we love training and we love trying to organise,” he said. “We love being part of the industry and being a football manager.

“Do I like the politics of the game? No. I can’t stand it, being perfectly honest with you. I don’t like the industry all the time but I love football, working day-to-day with this group of players and trying to improve them and our opportunities for the future. That starts with the next game against Accrington.”