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Football League media talk 25/02/14

25 February 2014

Here are Tuesday 25th February's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League

John McMahon eyes more loans for Tranmere Rovers (Liverpool Echo): Caretaker manager John McMahon says his Sky Bet League 1 side have the scope to go back into the loan market for new signings after the two Matthew Kennedy and Matthew Pennington were recalled by Everton.

Hartlepool United boosted by Michael Duckworth scan results (BBC Sport): Hartlepool United have confirmed that X-rays show full-back Michael Duckworth did not break his leg in the Sky Bet League 2 defeat by Northampton Town on Saturday.

Leeds aim to sign new striker this week (Yorkshire Post): Leeds United boss Brian McDermott is intensifying his search for new striking recruits this week - in a bid to inject much-needed impetus into the club's Sky Bet Championship Play-Off bid.

Tope Obadeyi aiming to impress again in second loan spell at Plymouth Argyle (Western Morning News): Obadeyi has admitted it was 'an easy decision' to re-sign on loan for Plymouth Argyle from Bury for the second time.

No talks due for Swindon Town's out-of-contract players (Swindon Advertiser): No contract talks are imminent for those players whose current deals at Swindon Town expire at the end of this season, according to manager Mark Cooper.

Watford signing not enough for Lucas Neill to return for Ecuador friendly (Western Australian Today): Lucas Neill's signing with Watford is unlikely to be enough for him to force his way into the Socceroos' squad for next month's friendly against Ecuador.

John Dempster - Mansfield Town's quality starting to shine through (Nottingham Post): Slowly but surely, Mansfield Town are starting to win round a few of their critics, says the Stags defender.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson shuns talk of 'wins target' needed for automatic promotion (Leicester Mercury): Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson said he would be stupid to talk about how many more victories his side will need to clinch automatic promotion.

Claret Arfield still eyes Scots' call (Lancashire Telegraph): Scott Arfield says he hasn't given up on his Scotland dream, but his priority is to keep playing well for Burnley.

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