Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke was quick to praise the Valiants supporters as he addressed the media ahead of the trip to Scunthorpe.
Clarke told the media: “Football is nothing without fans first and foremost. I think our away support has been excellent and our home support has been itching to get behind us. We haven’t quite got the results for the home punters but we did the other day with a win and I am sure that’s given them a boost.
“The fans here are fantastic. I find them great when I have individual chats with them and, when they get behind the team, they are the 12th man.
“That is what we need and what they are more than capable of doing. But we have to make sure we take care of the performance so they can be that 12th man at times.”