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Football League media talk 14/04/14

14 April 2014

Here are Monday 14th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

There's no need to panic, insists Burnley defender (Lancashire Telegraph): Keep calm and carry on - that's the message from defender Ben Mee as Burnley's promotion push extends into the Easter weekend.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson urges his side to lift the Championship trophy (Leicester Mercury): Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has urged his players not to let their historic season be tarnished by failing to claim the league title.

FA Cup: Wigan 'will practise penalties' in future - Uwe Rosler (BBC Sport): Uwe Rosler has vowed to start practising penalties if Wigan book a return to Wembley in the Championship Play-Off Final next month.

Fergie: I was talked into playing return (Blackpool Gazette): Barry Ferguson revealed talks with his staff and players led to him returning to the Blackpool team at Leeds United.

Wolves set their sights on the Premier League after sealing promotion to Championship (The Telegraph): Kenny Jackett's side win 2-0 at Crewe to secure promotion from League 1, with thoughts now turning to the next step in the club's resurgence.

Pride in defeat for Sheffield United (The Star): Proud Blades fans have walked away from a nail-biting FA Cup semi-final with their heads held high.

Robbo is embarrassed by his players after Crawley defeat (Milton Keynes Citizen): Not a single player emerged from the embarrassing 2-0 home defeat to Crawley with any credit, said Dons boss Karl Robinson.

Carlisle United will not be relegated, pledges Irons (News and Star): Carlisle United number two Davie Irons insisted the Blues will stay up - despite suffering their worst defeat for three years at Preston.

Dave McAllister is doubtful for Shrewsbury Town's Easter double header (Shropshire Star): Midfielder Dave McAllister is a doubt for Shrewsbury Town's crucial Easter double header after suffering an injury setback.

Oxford United: Callum O'Dowda earns praise from Gary Waddock (BBC Radio Oxford): Oxford United boss Gary Waddock hailed the contribution of winger Callum O'Dowda after he helped the U's bounce back to winning ways on Saturday.

Promotion push is 'exciting' for Scunthorpe United's former non-league winger Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe Telegraph): It is only eight months ago that Terry Hawkridge made his professional debut. The Scunthorpe United winger says he is privileged to be on the verge of marking an already memorable season with promotion.

Jolley admits he must re-establish himself as an Exile (South Wales Argus): Cristian Jolley is looking to re-establish himself as a hot-shot striker at Newport County after finally ending his goal famine.

Upbeat Cobblers boss Wilder targeting three more victories (Northampton Chronicle and Echo): Cobblers boss Chris Wilder revelled in seeing his side claim back-to-back victories at Sixfields on Saturday, and then challenged his players to win the next three as well to secure their Sky Bet League Two future.

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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