UNDER-FIRE Weymouth boss Brian Stock remained defiant after the poor 1-0 loss to Southend United, adding: “Until I’m told otherwise, I’ll do everything I can for this football club”.

Stock’s men were on the backfoot from the fifth minute against the Shrimpers when Matty Dennis robbed a hesitant Ollie Harfield of possession before slotting home.

Weymouth struggled for rhythm and quality in the final third until skipper Josh McQuoid saw an effort blocked on the line by former Terras defender Shaun Hobson.

Southend looked the likelier to score in the second half but could not extend their lead as the Bob Lucas Stadium crowd became increasingly restless, aiming boos and chants at Stock post-match.

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Weymouth’s seventh straight league loss leaves the Terras 21st in the Vanarama National League, four points adrift of Southend having played one game more.

Speaking exclusively to Echosport, Stock was asked if he feared for his job.

“I don’t fear anything,” he replied. “I’m confident I have enough knowledge, especially with the staff I have at my disposal, to give the boys the best platform to be able to perform.

“It’s hard to legislate for a mistake after five minutes from a player who’s been so reliable over the years. We’re all disappointed. We lacked bite.

“I don’t fear losing my job at all. Until I’m told otherwise, I’ll do everything I can for this football club.

“I’ll work tirelessly, 24/7. I’m constantly working every single day to strive to give (the players) the best opportunity for success.

“To stay in the league, it requires that. We were up against a full-time outfit again and when you look at what they have at their disposal, and budget, it’s miles apart.”

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Stock insisted he would keep fighting as long as he remains in the job.

“I won’t ever shy away from the challenge,” he said.

“I am responsible for the club and the players’ performance. If it means I’m no longer the right person for the job, so be it.

“Until that day comes, I’ll do everything I can to make this club a success.”

So displeased are a section of Weymouth's fans at Stock's tenure, they have set up a crowdfunder with the aim of relieving him of his duties.

They believe a figure of £18,000 will release Stock from his contract, which runs until the summer. At the time of writing, it has raised just £20.