Manager Rob Page has paid tribute to the club’s supporters after the Valiants secured their place in League One.
Page told the official Port Vale website: “We’ve had a difficult couple of months to say the least and it’s important that we’ve all stuck together.
“The supporters have, rightly so, questioned us, myself and the players, over the last couple of weeks and rightly so.
“We’re somewhere near the bottom of the league fighting a relegation battle and we feel we shouldn’t be.
“A month or five or six weeks ago we were just outside the play-offs so it’s been a frustrating time for all of us but thankfully we’ve all come good.
“Like true Vale supporters we stick together like they did today, they were brilliant today again at the end and we’ve got the points we needed.”