Manager Michael Brown says that the Vale team are under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of them.
Speaking after the draw with Milton Keynes Brown said: “It would be off the scale if we do it [stay up]. That’s my view.
“You can’t make it up. There was a clear red card in the first half, which we have not even talked about. That changes the game massively. It is as clear a red card as can be. He swung his elbow and hit him, and it doesn’t fall for us, so it is little challenges that we are facing.
“The injury one is huge, the window as we know – we have gone over that. We know the challenge ahead, it would be a massive achievement if we can do it, and we have the staff working with them every day and the players are responding.”