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Football League media talk 21/01/14

21 January 2014

Here are Tuesday 21st January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, including the top transfer, news and gossip stories:

Kasper Schmeichel in no rush over Leicester City future (Leicester Mercury): Foxes stopper Schmeichel, one of 10 Leicester players out of contract in the summer, says he is willing to wait until the summer to sort out his future at the Sky Bet Championship club.

Bristol Rovers target attacking power (Bristol Post):Sky Bet League 2 outfit Bristol Rovers need to strengthen their strikeforce, admits assistant manager Darrell Clarke.

Derby County given Johnny Russell and Andre Wisdom injury boost (Derby Telegraph): Russell has been cleared to train after fracturing his cheek bone earlier this month, while Wisdom is also expected to be fit for the Rams' trip to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Millwall insist club are not for sale (London Evening Standard): Championship side Millwall have rejected any talk of a takeover after former Queens Park Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini was linked with the Lions.

Oxford United looking for cup upset over Charlton Athletic (Oxford Times): League 2 Oxford welcome Championship outfit Charlton to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday evening in an FA Cup third round replay, and Oxford first-team coach Andy Melville is confident of a giant-killing.

Paul Cox confident of signing a striker at Mansfield Town (Nottingham Post): The Stags boss has revealed he is in talks with two forwards who both have experience at Championship level, and is confident of completing the business before their Sky Bet League 2 clash with Wycombe Wanderers this weekend.

Peterborough United agree fee for Dagenham & Redbridge's Rhys Murhpy (Peterborough Telegraph): Reports suggest that Sky Bet League 1 side Posh have agreed a transfer fee with the Daggers for 23-year-old Murphy.

Portsmouth 'pushing hard' for new training ground (BBC Radio Solent): Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin says a new training facility is high on Pompey's wish-list.

Shrews can survive, says Sidney Schmeltz (Shropshire Star): 20th-placed Shrewsbury Town have enough quality to survive relegation from Sky Bet League 1, according to the winger.

Toumani Diagouraga assured over Brentford future (Hounslow Chronicle): Bees boss Mark Warburton has stated that the out-of-favour midfielder still has a future at Griffin Park.

Wolverhampton Wanderers chase Peterborough United's Lee Tomlin (Express & Star): Wolves have reportedly enquired about signing Peterborough's Tomlin, with Head Coach Kenny Jackett admitting various bids have been made for players.

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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