PETER GRANT has said he has not considered walking away from East End and is determined to “turn the negativity around” and be a success.

The Dunfermline manager has found himself coming under increasing pressure from the club’s supporters following a poor start to the season, which continued with a 3-1 reverse to Ayr United on Saturday.

Four games in to the Championship campaign, the Pars have picked up just one point, find themselves three points adrift at the bottom, and have conceded three goals in each of their last three league outings.

Some of the Athletic faithful who made the trip to Somerset Park made their feelings known at full-time, while a placard daubed with “Enough is enough” was placed outside the ground earlier this week.

Table-topping Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who boast a perfect record of five wins from five, visit on Saturday and Grant knows results need to turn his side’s way – and quickly.

“You always do,” he replied when asked if he had considered his position.

“I’m desperate to do well, I’m desperate to be the manager of this football club, and I’m desperate to be a success at this football club.

“If that changes, it won’t be through my choice. Of course, you always question yourself, but it won’t be through my choice, because I want to do the job.

“As long as I’m trying to do the job that I’m 100 per cent committed to, then I’ve no problem with that. If I felt I was letting myself down and letting the group down then, no qualms, I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

On the criticism and frustration of the fans, Grant replied: “I deserve the criticism. I’ve got to take it on the chin. Hopefully, that can turn into support more than the anger and frustration that they’re showing at this moment in time.

“I’m desperate to be the manager of Dunfermline Football Club. There’s no doubt of that. I’m very proud to be that and, if that ever changes, I would still have been proud to be the manager here. It’s an honour and a privilege to represent it. I’m hoping I get that support because I’m desperate to be successful and I’m hoping I get that chance to do that.

“I know what football’s like; you have to win games of football to get that.

“I think we’ve had difficult situations in different circumstances at times, which we have to deal with. I don’t try and moan about that; I try and say everybody else has the same problems. Maybe not as many but we’ve not had our problems to seek.

“But, as I say, I’ve still got good enough players in this squad to win games of football. It doesn’t matter which changes I’ve had to make at certain times for certain things – we’ve still got more than good enough players to win games of football in this league, and we’ve just not done that.

“I’m thankful I’m still sitting here today in the respect of that because I want to be the manager here. I want to do well here, I want to be a great success, and I want to turn the negativity into a positivity. That’s my job and that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m working tirelessly to try and do that with the staff and the players.

“No matter what happens, I don’t think anyone can say you’ve never given it 100 per cent trying to do the right things.

“That’s what I’ve tried to do and that’s what I’ll try and continue to do.”