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Football League media talk 11/04/14

11 April 2014

Here are Friday 11th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Blackpool players defend pride in response to fan group letter (BBC Radio Lancashire): Blackpool's players have assured supporters that they have "pride in the shirt" and will do everything to ensure the Seasiders avoid relegation.

FA Cup: Wigan boss Uwe Rosler learning from Roberto Martinez (BBC Sport): Uwe Rosler says he hopes to use some lessons he has learned from former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez when the Latics face Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

Clarets striker's surgery a success (Lancashire Telegraph): Burnley striker Sam Vokes has undergone surgery to repair the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament which has ended his season.

AFC Bournemouth star Matt Ritchie: Yann Kermorgant is perfect for me (Bournemouth Echo): Cherries star Matt Ritchie has hailed the impact of striker Yann Kermorgant, describing the Frenchman as "perfect for me".

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson plans for summer squad changes (Western Gazette): Manager Gary Johnson has suggested there will be a considerable turnover of players at Yeovil Town in the summer regardless of which division they compete in.

Shaun Derry: Notts County need 50 points for League One safety (BBC Radio Nottingham): Shaun Derry says three wins from five games could be enough for Notts County to retain their League One status.

Champagne on ice until Wolves secure title says Kenny Jackett (Express and Star): Kenny Jackett today vowed there will be no partying for Wolves if they win promotion tomorrow - insisting they will celebrate if and when they win the League One title.

Smith confident Boro will bounce back after Shrewsbury loss (The Comet): Boro midfielder Jimmy Smith feels that the team will be too much for Colchester to handle on Saturday, if they play to their potential.

Robbo kept the faith when others didn't (Milton Keynes Citizen): Even when Dons were flirting with the bottom half of the table, Karl Robinson never gave up hope that his side could still make the top six.

Bees boss pleased with Dallas progress (Get West London): Brentford boss Mark Warburton has piled praise on Stuart Dallas following his man of the match display against Crawley on Tuesday.

Portsmouth: Pompey Supporters' Trust 'proud' of first year (BBC Sport): Pompey Supporters' Trust chairman Ashley Brown says he is proud of its achievements running Portsmouth.

Hartlepool Utd boss to give injured players every chance to make Chesterfield clash (Hartlepool Mail): Colin Cooper will give his wounded troops "every chance" to recover for tomorrow's big battle with Chesterfield.

Russ Wilcox the manager is the same as Russ Wilcox the coach - Deon Burton reveals reason behind Scunthorpe United boss' success (Scunthorpe Telegraph): Deon Burton has revealed the secret to Russ Wilcox's success as a manager at Scunthorpe United - he is exactly the same as when he was a coach.

Southend United manager Phil Brown: Players' self-belief has been rewarded (Southend Echo): We're in good shape at the moment and those 13 matches we had without a win seem an awful long time ago now.

Torquay United heading for the worst home record in their history (Herald Express): Torquay United are in danger of finishing with the worst home record in their history.

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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