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Football League media talk 02/04/14

2 April 2014

Here are Wednesday 2nd April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Uwe Rosler: Wigan 'must respect Championship' to reach play-offs (BBC Radio Manchester): Manager Uwe Rosler says Wigan Athletic will reach the play-offs if they "show respect" to their opponents in the final seven Championship matches.

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino expects Albert Riera to improve but praises the former Liverpool winger's spirit and commitment (Watford Observer): Beppe Sannino expects Albert Riera to improve to meet the demands of the Championship but says the Spaniard, who played in the Champions League earlier this season, will bring valuable experience to Watford.

Lee Clark wants 'bodies on the line' for Blues in survival battle (Birmingham Mail): Blues boss looking for players to show commitment and improvement off the ball ahead of a crucial run of three away games.

AFC Bournemouth: We have deserved more airtime says Jeff Mostyn (Bournemouth Echo): Chairman Jeff Mostyn believes Cherries' exploits in the Championship this season have merited more television exposure and insists broadcasters have "missed a treat".

MK Dons: Richie Barker steps back after Portsmouth sacking (BBC Three Counties Radio): Richie Barker has revealed he accepted an offer to become assistant boss at MK Dons just days after being sacked by Portsmouth in order to take a break from management.

Wolves fans aim for Molineux crowd of 30,000 (Express and Star): Wolves fans today launched a new campaign aimed at filling Molineux with a 30,000 crowd for the Rotherham game on Good Friday - Molineux's highest for over 33 years.

Carlisle United hoping to keep Wigan midfielder (News and Star): Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh wants to keep Wigan schemer Danny Redmond for the rest of the Blues' survival run-in.

Liverpool title may land Portsmouth £1m Glen Johnson windfall (BBC Sport): Portsmouth could receive a windfall of nearly £1m from Liverpool if they win the Premier League title.

Deon Burton back in training at Scunthorpe United - and may even travel to Torquay United with squad (Scunthorpe United): Veteran striker Scunthorpe United striker Deon Burton has returned to full training - and has an outside chance of being on the bench for the club's long trip to Torquay United at the weekend.

Oxford United's Potter sidelined for a fortnight (Oxford Mail): Alfie Potter will miss Oxford United's home game against Fleetwood Town this weekend with a groin strain.

Jacob Murphy looks to lead Southend United's loan rangers (Southend Echo): Jacob Murphy is looking to lead Southend United's loan rangers during the remainder of the season.

These stories have been reproduced from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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