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Football League media talk 28/04/14

28 April 2014

Here are Monday 28th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Warning to fans over online abuse (Blackpool Gazette): The boss of a website which runs a popular Blackpool fans forum has today backed calls for supporters to stop abusing the club's chairman and his family.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson to meet board today (Western Gazette): Glovers' manager Gary Johnson will hold crunch talks with the board of directors today as he seeks assurances the club are planning to shrug off their 'Little Old Yeovil' tag.

Lingard reveals he needs pills to stay calm (The Argus): Albion fans will be a bag of nerves at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. They will be in good company, because Jesse Lingard will be feeling exactly the same.

Blues deepen at Birmingham after Leeds win battle of basket cases (Guardian): St Andrew's faithful turn out in their thousands but Lee Clark's side drop into Championship bottom three.

Shaun Derry: Notts County survival would be 'best moment' (BBC Sport): Manager Shaun Derry says saving Notts County from relegation would rank as his best moment in football.

Fergie is ready to take on all-comers in the Play-Offs (Peterborough Telegraph): Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson insists he is not bothered who his side play in the League 1 Play-Offs.

'Major surgery' required as Shrewsbury Town prepare for life in League 2 (Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town boss Mike Jackson says 'major surgery' is needed to the playing squad following relegation from League 1.

PNE hitting top gear says Lee (Lancashire Evening Post): Lee Holmes thinks Preston North End are hitting form at the right time as victory over Gillingham in the last home game of the season made it five wins from seven.

Cheltenham back Scott Brown after 'players not trying' rant (BBC Gloucestershire): Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker has said any players not giving their all for the club will not be given new deals.

Hartlepool fans continue fancy dress tradition by travelling 322 miles to Plymouth wearing Thunderbirds costumes (Daily Mail): Hartlepool United fans were go as they continued their annual tradition of arriving en masse to the final away game of their season dressed in fancy dress - and the theme this year was Thunderbirds.

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh admits contract mistakes (BBC Sport): Manager Justin Edinburgh says mistakes over player contracts at Newport County influenced his team selection.

Plymouth Argyle: John Sheridan to make 'six or seven' changes (BBC Radio Devon): Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan says he will make six or seven changes to his squad in the summer in a bid to get the club promoted from League 2.

Hargreaves: I will lead Torquay United back up (Torquay Herald Express): Manager Chris Hargreaves vowed to do his utmost to lead Torquay United back into The Football League for a second time after the Gulls were relegated to the Conference despite a 3-1 victory over Mansfield Town aft Field Mill.

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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