Alex McLeish says he is "strong enough" to handle the pressure of being the target of dissenting Aston Villa fans and urged them to throw their support behind his injury-hit team.
The former Birmingham manager was jeered during last week's goalless draw at Wigan, and Villa face Blackburn tomorrow without injured striker Darren Bent.
But McLeish, in a week where his club announced losses of nearly £54m, denied the fans' anger would affect him, saying: "It's never stopped me, I've never wavered in my commitment to Aston Villa... and the course we are taking. I'd be lying if I said it didn't bother me, that it was easy to handle and there was no pressure whatever. But I believe I'm strong enough and I've got the experience to handle it."Reuse content