Boss Scott Goodwin says he will continue to put his body on the line as he aims to aid Long Buckby’s survival bid.
The manager played his first full 90 minutes of the season in central midfield in the game against Holbeach United last weekend.
But former Coventry City player Goodwin was unable to help his team avoid defeat, as they suffered a 6-0 humbling at Station Road.
The Bucks remain dangerously close to the relegation zone in the UCL Premier Division, with teams below having games in hand.
And with a clash at high-flying Spalding next up on Saturday, it doesn’t get much easier.
Goodwin, who is preparing to play again this weekend, is determined to stay positive, but he is hoping some of his attributes rub off on some of his squad members.
“One man can’t carry 10,” he said.
“But I’m hoping my experience will help in the final few games.
“I was like the tin man during the second half of the game, but I wanted to prove to myself and the lads I could go through the pain barrier.”
And ahead of Saturday’s trip to Spalding, Goodwin added: “We need to be brave and take responsibility.
“This season, some people have just seemed scared of getting hurt.
“I’d rather break my nose than concede a goal, but some people are more concerned about having a pretty face.”