Port Vale captain Paul Harsley says talking about the team's position in the table is affecting his home life.
Vale skipper Paul Harsley believes his team can stay up (Getty Images)
The Valiants, nine points adrift at the bottom of League One, have only won once in 12 matches ahead of Saturday's home date with high flyers Carlisle.
Harsley told BBC Radio Stoke: "It's not nice having to talk to friends and family about being bottom of the League. It gets you down.
"But it's up to us now to do something about it, and I believe we can."