Port Vale midfielder Dave Brammer has attacked chairman Bill Bratt after he received a text message to be told he would not be retained.
Brammer told the Sentinel newspaper: “I got an answer machine message yesterday from the chairman who told me I wouldn’t be offered a new contract.
“I wasn’t bothered about the decision because that’s part of football, but the way he told me on an answer machine message was disappointing. It shows the poor class of management at the club.
“I’m a bit upset at the way they told me. They could have waited to speak to me or even called me in.”