Port Vale’s chairman and chief executive have both offered their backing to underfire manager Michael Brown.
CEO Colin Garlick told the Sentinel: “Let’s be patient and let’s be supportive, this still is the early throes of the season.
“I have quoted my old club and Blackpool [who went on a late run last season]. These things can happen, it is that early. I think we should maybe have look at it once we get a dozen games under our belt and see where we are at that point”
Meanwhile chairman Tony Fradley told the newspaper: “If you listen to Alan Shearer on Match of The Day he says you shouldn’t be thinking of anything like that [sacking the manager] for 10 league games. It’s not crossed my mind.
“I have seen Michael and his backroom staff build up and what has impressed me is the amount of background work that goes on for the players to be ready to play.”
Brown is under pressure after Vale dropped to their lowest league position for 36 years after their home defeat to Notts County.