CHRIS STAMMERS has vowed to do everything in his power to help relegated Burscough fire back with promotion at the first attempt.
The Linnets failed in their bid to beat the Evo-Stik Premier Division drop on Bank Holiday Monday, finishing fourth bottom after a 2-1 home defeat to Marine.
A draw would have seen the Greens to safety on goal difference but an Aaron Rey double for the Mariners condemned Stammers' side to the First Division North for next season.
Although the financial demise and consequent disbanding of non-league clubs is becoming increasingly common, Stammers has refused to hold onto hope the Victoria Park outfit could be handed a reprieve this summer.
Instead the manager - who replaced the sacked Andy Gray in February - has started plans for the next campaign and is hopeful the majority of the current squad will stay on board to help their promotion bid.
"We want to come straight back up and the players have never, ever given me anything less than 100% in every game," said Stammers.
"I am just looking forward to pre-season now and can't wait to get back in there to start stamping my model on the football club.
"I have a couple of targets in mind and once the season has fully finished I will start speaking to them. I also have three quality people around me who will go out and look for players.
"They have already brought me Will Jones who has been a major plus since I took over.
"I have spoke to most of the current squad, some as early as three weeks ago, saying what were their plans should we go down.
"Some of the lads want to go away and have a think about it over the summer but they all seem buoyant about staying, the club obviously means a lot to them.
"We have just got to bounce back because this football club has a big history. I'm not saying relegation is a blessing in disguise but success breeds confidence throughout a foot ball club and maybe we can start achieving that in the Evo-Stik First Division.
"And at this moment we are playing in that league. There have been plenty of stories on the rumour mill about clubs potentially folding but they are just rumours at the minute."