A selection of today's stories from the media that cover The Football League.Tommy Elphick: We are still bang in there (Bournemouth Echo): Tommy Elphick felt Cherries had paid the price for taking “backward steps” in their past two games – but was also keen to take the positives from the season overall.
Talk of our bubble bursting was premature, says Bristol City star Mark Little (Bristol Post): Bristol City have served notice they are not about to relinquish leadership of League 1 anytime soon.
John Still admits he was going to substitute Shaun Whalley (Luton Today): Hatters boss John Still admitted he was about to take off winger Shaun Whalley before his match-winning double against Mansfield Town yesterday.
Cardiff City boss Russell Slade says team was 'unfittest' in the Championship when he took over as he hails improvement (Wales Online): Cardiff City boss Russell Slade saw his side beat Watford to earn their first Championship victory on the road this season and then hailed the resolve of his battling Bluebirds players.
Humble Hodson’s back with a bang (MK Citizen): Benik Afobe may have scored a hat-trick at stadium:mk during the 6-0 demolition of Colchester United on Saturday, but Lee Hodson’s 90th minute strike was arguably the pick of the bunch.
Birmingham City's Gary Rowett still trying to tie up a deal for Nikola Zigic to return (Birmingham Mail): Gary Rowett is hoping Nikola Zigic could be back on board with Birmingham City for this weekend’s trip to Blackpool.
Gregory takes positives as Crawley Town pick up home point (Crawley News): John Gregory hailed his Crawley Town players after "a positive 90-minute performance" against Chesterfield this afternoon (Saturday).
Ryan Taylor accepts away-day worry (Portsmouth News): Ryan Taylor admits Pompey are now attempting to overcome a psychological barrier on their travels.
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