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Football League media talk 17/04/14

17 April 2014

Here are Thursday 17th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Oxford United owner says fans hold the key to financial stability (Oxford Mail): Ian Lenagan has called on supporters to match his commitment to Oxford United, with the chairman saying they hold the key to the club's financial success in the future.

Justin Edinburgh: Newport County boss already planning ahead (BBC Sport): Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says he has already started planning for next season even though the Exiles still have four games remaining.

The day Birmingham City's Champions League dreams were ended (Birminghm Mail): 10 years ago today Blues took on Charlton Athletic at The Valley with both teams chasing a spot in the Champions League.

Reading star Carrico to secure permanent Sevilla switch (Get Reading): Nick Hammond expects Daniel Carrico to complete a permanent switch to Sevilla in the summer.

Charlton Athletic coach certain of Championship survival (BBC London): Charlton Athletic head coach Jose Riga is adamant he can lead the club to survival despite losing 2-1 at home to fellow strugglers Barnsley.

Sheffield United: Home grown talent given chance to shine (Sheffield Star): Five more games and, if Nigel Clough gets his way, five more wins, writes James Shield.

QPR manager reveals plan to deal with Leicester and Watford (GetWest London): Kevin Doyle has been added to the QPR squad to face Leicester on Saturday.

Smallwood confident he still has a Riverside future after Middlesbrough extend his deal (The Northern Echo): Richie Smallwood is ready to fight for a place in Middlesbrough's first team next season after revealing the club have taken up the option of extending his contract to 2015.

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman rejects talk of Leicester 'bid' for Mark Davies (The Bolton News): Dougie Freedman is not entertaining transfer talk about Mark Davies, for now.

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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