Port Vale manager Micky Adams has urged his side not to panic following their home defeat to Chesterfield in League Two on Saturday.
The 2-0 loss was their third consecutive defeat in all competitions after being knocked out of the FA Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy last week.
Adams maintains his players should not be overly concerned by their dip in form, with the promotion hopefuls still second in the table.
He told the club's official website: "There is no panic, we are all right. We just have to keep reminding ourselves about what we are and what we are all about.
"If we had been sitting here after three league defeats my attitude might have been slightly different, but we have lost one league game and that is our fourth of the season and we will keep ploughing on.
"We've got a little bit of food for thought. We'll sit down and lick our wounds and come again."