A selection of today's stories from the media that cover The Football League.Doherty understands first team chances with Hornets are limited (Watford Observer): Josh Doherty accepts the strength of Watford’s squad means their young professionals will have to gain first-team experience on loan rather than at Vicarage Road.
Josh Wright: We know how good we can be as a team (Guardian Series): There can be no more excuses for Leyton Orient’s poor form this season according to O’s midfielder Josh Wright.
Getting back to basics will yield results for Carlisle Utd - Thirlwell (News & Star): Paul Thirlwell regards the chopping-and-changing explanation for Carlisle United’s difficulties as too easy an excuse.
Mike Phelan insists his Norwich City role is not an old pals act (Eastern Daily Press): Norwich City’s first-team coach Mike Phelan will pull no punches with Neil Adams to spark the Canaries’ Sky Bet Championship season.
Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson eager to extend defender Jordan Clarke's loan spell with the Glovers (Coventry Telegraph): Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has confirmed he will hold talks with Coventry City boss Steven Pressley as he looks to keep Sky Blues defender Jordan Clarke on a longer-term basis.
'Aggressive' new signing Adam El-Abd will keep fellow Bury defenders on their toes (Bury Times): Bury boss David Flitcroft admits it was a mistake to wait so long before bolstering his ranks of centre backs following last week’s arrival of Bristol City defender Adam El-Abd on a two-month loan.
Bolton Wanderers keeping options open on Heskey (Bolton News): Wanderers could offer Emile Heskey the chance to extend his playing career after the former England striker was invited to train with the club.
Walsall ace is eager to play at Wembley again (Express & Star): Andy Taylor is urging Walsall to keep their rare shot at Wembley alive by beating Tranmere next Tuesday.
Paul Murray hopes Hartlepool United have enough ‘firepower’ to take down Blyth Spartans (Hartlepool Mail): Hartlepool United will be missing several key players tomorrow night but Paul Murray is confident they have enough “firepower” to take down Blyth Spartans.
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