Cesena boss Massimo Ficcadenti believes his side will survive as long as they average a point per game from now until the end of the season.
The Seahorses started the campaign really well, beating Milan then drawing with Roma, but since then things have taken a turn for the worse.
Cesena went into the annual winter break third from bottom in Serie A and look set to be embroiled in a relegation dogfight.
Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ficcadenti said: "I believe that we need to average a point per game.
"We must keep an eye on bottom club Bari. They are not dead and will make some great signings in January.
"I have two priorities: a striker and a central defender.
"We will fight until the last second of the last game. The first half of the season has been good. The objective was to stay in touch with the group.
"We have done that and want to defend the precious good that is our place in Serie A.
"We have paid a little for our inexperience in a League which is high in quality."
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