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Football League media talk 17/02/14

17 February 2014

Here are Monday 17th February's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Sir Tom Finney (BBC Sport): A fitting tribute to Preston North End's favourite son.

Middlesbrough players failed to carry out any of my pre-match instructions at Watford, says Aitor Karanka (Gazette Live): Head coach describes his disappointment as Boro lose in 'game we had to win' in the Sky Bet Championship.

Yann Kermorgant: I felt pushed out of Charlton (South London Press): Yann Kermorgant has opened his heart over his Charlton Athletic exit - and admitted he felt he was pushed out of The Valley.

Bolton Wanderers bore Millwall boss Ian Holloway 'senseless' (BBC Sport): Millwall boss Ian Holloway called Bolton's style of play "boring" after his side were held to a 1-1 home draw.

Mike Jackson adamant Shrewsbury Town are improving (Shropshire Star): Mike Jackson today insisted Shrewsbury Town are improving under his leadership following Saturday's disappointing 0-0 home draw against Port Vale in Sky Bet League 1.

FA Cup draw inspired us, says Sheffield United's Nigel Clough (BBC Sport): Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough said his side's FA Cup fifth-round win over Nottingham Forest was inspired by the half-time revelation they could face Sheffield Wednesday in the next round.

Striker Marquis believes Cobblers have the quality to secure safety (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): Striker John Marquis is just 120 minutes into his Northampton Town career, but he already believes that the team is in a false position at the bottom of Sky Bet League 2.

Football season should be extended, claims Bury boss David Flitcroft (Bury Times): David Flitcroft has called on the footballing authorities to look at extending the season after losing yet another match to bad weather.

Giuseppe Sannino loving Watford challenge (Express): When someone at Vicarage Road on Saturday mentioned the mere possibility of the play-offs former hospital janitor Giuseppe Sannino recoiled like a scalded cat, hands in front of his face, desperately warding off the deadly words. "Ouch!" he yelped.

Exeter City's hidden treasure Di Lee: 'It takes seven hours to wash kits - we love it' (The Telegraph): Retired hoteliers Di Lee and husband John co-founded the East Devon Grecians group to rescue Exeter City from financial doldrums and relish helping out at Paul Tisdale's club.

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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