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Football League media talk 08/04/14

8 April 2014

Here are Tuesday 8th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Nigel Pearson - Leicester City will not make wholesale changes (BBC East Midlands Today): Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson says he will not be overhauling his squad in preparation for their return to the Premier League.

Graham Alexander aims to overhaul Chesterfield (BBC Radio Lancashire): Manager Graham Alexander says Fleetwood will do their best to put pressure on Chesterfield in the race for promotion.

Shrewsbury Town's 'friend for £5' offer to boost crowd at final home games(Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town fans are being urged to help pack out the Greenhous Meadow for the club's crucial last two home games of the season by bringing a friend for £5.

Nottingham Forest striker departure is blow Yeovil Town have to move on from, says Manchester United loanee ahead of Charlton Athletic trip (Western Gazette): Losing Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller was a blow for Yeovil Town but one they must move on from, according to Manchester United loanee Tom Lawrence.

Bradford City loan winger poised to Reach 40-game season (The Telegraph and Argus): Loan spells can be lonely affairs but Adam Reach has had the best of both worlds during his stint with City.

Posh seek to inflict damage on Gills and to the chasing pack (Peterborough Telegraph): Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson wants to inflict psychological damage on the rest of the candidates for the final League 1 Play-Off place by beating Gillingham at London Road tonight (8 April, 7.45pm kick-off).

Derby County: Rams won't give up the chase, says Paul Simpson (Derby Telegraph): Derby County are still looking to chase down two of the three sides above them in the Championship, says first-team coach Paul Simpson.

Sheffield United: On-loan trio praised (Sheffield Star): Nigel Clough has praised on-loan trio Kieron Freeman, Ben Davies and John Brayford for putting Sheffield United before their own egos, writes James Shield.

After Chris Hughton's sack from Norwich, English football is left looking 'hideously white' (The Independent): As of this week there is not a single black manager in the top five tiers of English football

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside and ex-manager Sammy Lee accused of cheating agent over sale of Gavin McCann (The Telegraph): The chairman of Bolton Wanderers and former manager Sammy Lee were part of a conspiracy to cheat a soccer agent out of £300,000 over a £1 million transfer, a court heard on Monday.

Royston Drenthe says Championship is 'crazy' (BBC Berkshire): Reading midfielder Royston Drenthe says the Championship is the "craziest" league he has played in.

The O Zone: Plans afoot for next season, in whichever division (The Independent): Most of the time a football club, on both the playing side and the administrative, lives from match to match, but there is also long-term planning to be done.

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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