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Football League media talk 12/02/14

12 February 2014

Here are Wednesday 12th February's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Andrew Surman open to extending his stay at Bournemouth (Bournemouth Daily Echo): The Norwich City midfielder is on a season-long loan with the Cherries, but has refused to rule out the possibility of staying in Dorset beyond the end of the campaign.

Robinson seals Fratton Park land deal (BBC Radio Solent): Property developer and Portsmouth club president Stuart Robinson has submitted plans for the development of the land surrounding their Fratton Park ground.

Bristol City to become first UK football club to install "safe standing" rail seats (Bristol Post): Ashton Gate is being fitted with "safe standing" rail seats at their stadium, which will initially be used for Bristol Rugby matches.

Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper tells Darren Holden to believe in himself (The Northern Echo): Cooper feels Holden has a big future in the game, but admits the left-back needs to start backing his own ability.

Bury manager David Flitcroft - postponements 'causing chaos' (BBC Radio Manchester): Bury manager David Flitcroft has praised the attitude of his players after admitting a series of postponements are "causing chaos" in his side's battle against relegation.

Barry Ferguson calls for decision to be made on Blackpool manager vacancy (Blackpool Gazette): Temporary manager Ferguson has called on chairman Karl Oyston to confirm who the new Blackpool manager is, to help clear the uncertainty.

Sheffield United confirm their desire to enter emergency loan market (Sheffield Telegraph): Andy Garner, first-team coach at Bramall Lane, has admitted the side are hoping to dip into the loan market, with Crawley Town's Billy Clarke linked with a move to the Blades.

West Ham United's Ravel Morrison set for Queens Park Rangers loan (London Evening Standard): Hammers boss Sam Allardyce looks to have run out of patience with the youngster, paving the way for a loan move across London.

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley admits that the Play-Offs are beyond his side (Coventry Telegraph): The Sky Blues manager has conceded that making the top six in Sky Bet League 1 is realistically unachievable.

Mickey Lewis happy with Oxford United squad (Oxford Mail): Caretaker manager Lewis has revealed that he has no plans to enter the loan market ahead of his side's push for automatic promotion.

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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