Port Vale manager Lee Sinnott has urged his players to keep fighting until the end, as the club face the certainty of relegation to League Two.
Vale are 14 points adrift of safety, having won just once in 24 games since Sinnott took charge in early November.
He told The Sentinel: "The position we are in can make people a little bit subdued.
"We need to get that feel-good factor back and when it does come back we have to enjoy it.
"It has been a difficult season, but you don't let the season peter out, you finish things properly.
"I think a mark of a person's character is how they approach the job when things are difficult.
"You can take pride in the fact you have cared about it right to the end, instead of letting it drift off with a quarter of the season still to go."