A selection of today's stories from the media that cover The Football League.Daniel Ayala hails 'unbelievable' Boro fans and says away followings give team a big boost (Gazette Live): Daniel Ayala has paid tribute to the Boro fans, saying their support is “unbelievable”.
Wembley in sight for Preston North End (Lancashire Evening Post): Simon Grayson has told his Preston players to target a visit to Wembley after their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Notts County.
Jake Wright's frustration as Oxford United miss out on Swansea clash (Oxford Mail): Oxford United’s shot at hosting Swansea City in the new year disappeared as they paid the price for failing to kill off Tranmere Rovers in their FA Cup second-round replay.
Greer battling to give Albion a boost (The Argus): Gordon Greer is battling to give relegation-haunted Albion a boost.
Port Vale offer lifeline to non-league neighbours Norton United (The Sentinel): Port Vale could share their ground with Norton United for the rest of the season – if the clubs can get permission from the Football Association and the Evo-Stik League.
Ronnie Moore’s first task at Hartlepool United will be to have a pop at the players (Hartlepool Mail): Ronnie Moore can’t wait to get started at Hartlepool United – and his first job will be to have a “pop” at the players.
Clarke can boost firepower - Kenny Jackett (Express & Star): Kenny Jackett today hinted that super-sub Leon Clarke could partner Danny Graham as he looks for more Wolves firepower.
Magpies' Wembley dream is all over (Nottingham Post): Shaun Derry admitted Notts County let a dream trip to Wembley escape their grasp last night as Preston shattered their hopes of Johnstone's Paint Trophy glory.
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