Manager Micky Adams has responded angrily after former player Dave Brammer criticised some of the players’ performances on BBC Radio Stoke.
Brammer made the remarks while summarising during the game with Barnet.
Adams told the media: “In terms of our application, we were first class. I made a lot of changes and kicked a few people up the backside. I hope I’ve got the message through that we’re not going to cruise to the end of the season.
“But some of the criticism we received on Saturday was over the top – and some of that was from an ex-Vale player (Brammer), who performed poorly here last season. That was hurtful.”