Carl Dickinson: Negative Port Vale fans should 'shut up and support'
Port Vale captain Carl Dickinson says any fans who are criticising the League One club need to "shut up and get behind the team".
Vale are currently four points off the play-off places in 13th, but have lost two of their last three matches.
"To be honest I don't know where the negativity comes from," Dickinson, 28, told BBC Radio Stoke.
"Fair enough we've lost a few but we're four points off the play-offs, just shut up and get behind the team."
Dickinson added: "If you'd offered any Vale fan that at Christmas, they'd have shaken your hand.
"It's stupid and there's no need for it, why can't everyone just come along and enjoy it?"