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Football League media talk 15/04/14

15 April 2014

Here are Tuesday 15th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Derby County: Simon Dawkins back in training but won't be risked in Rams U21s (Derby Telegraph): Simon Dawkins is back in training ahead of Derby County's Easter double header.

Nigel Adkins says Reading are playing 'chess' with injuries (BBC Radio Berkshire): Reading boss Nigel Adkins says he is playing 'chess' with his squad in an attempt to manage the injury crisis which threatens to derail their season.

Harry Redknapp wants Kevin Doyle deal (Express and Star): Wolves' logjam of returning players could be set to be eased after Harry Redknapp declared he wants to sign Kevin Doyle permanently.

Blackburn Rovers: Craig Conway expecting Championship twist (BBC Radio Lancashire): Blackburn winger Craig Conway says the unpredictable nature of the Championship means his side should not give up on the play-offs.

Wolves: We did it for the fans, says chief executive Jez Moxey (BBC WM): Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey says that the promoted League One club's major achievement this season has been to win back their fans.

PNE kids are all right (Lancashire Evening Post): Simon Grayson has backed his young guns to help fire Preston North End to glory this season.

Coventry City's strike rate has halved since the break up of free-scoring partnership (Coventry City): Sky Blues' goals-per-game ratio has plummeted after Callum Wilson injury and departure of Leon Clarke.

Stephens says Swindon would be the first place he'd want to go if he is sent out on loan again next season (Swindon Advertiser): Jack Stephens says that he would relish the opportunity to return to Swindon Town.

Pat Baldwin contemplating career in media after his playing days are over (Express and Echo): At 31-years-of-age Pat Baldwin is still a young man, but in football terms he is getting on in his career and he can see the end of his playing days on the horizon.

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals (AFC Wimbledon): Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley - give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals.

Northampton Town: Kelvin Langmead feared career was over (BBC Radio Northampton): Northampton Town defender Kelvin Langmead feared his career was over after an 11-month lay-off with injury.

Paul Cox's Mansfield Town timing their sprint well in season's marathon (Nottingham Post): Those who pounded the streets of London on Sunday will be familiar with 'the wall'. That point in the 26-mile run when the legs start to drag and the pace begins to slow.

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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