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Football League media talk 24/01/14

24 January 2014

Here are Friday 24th January's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League, including the top transfer, news and gossip stories:

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston plans Paul Ince talks (Daily Mail): Blackpool chairman Oyston is planning talks with Paul Ince - the manager he sacked this week - over the future of Ince's son Tom.

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp targets another move for Peter Crouch (Daily Mirror): QPR boss Redknapp wants to sign Crouch from Stoke City and manage him for the fourth time - having previously had the striker at Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham.

Patrick Bamford is Football League Young Player of the Month (BBC Sport): Patrick Bamford, on loan from Chelsea to Derby County, has been named the Football League's Young Player of the Month for December after scoring three goals in five games with MK Dons.

Nottingham Forest's Rafik Djebour deal close (Nottingham Post): Nottingham Forest are reported to be close to the signing of Algerian striker Rafik Djebour for 1.5m Euros.

Blackburn Rovers get transfer funds (Lancashire Telegraph): Venky's, the owners of Blackburn Rovers, have told manager Gary Bowyer that he has transfer funds available to boost his squad during the January window.

Albion and Millwall eye up Williams (The Argus): Brighton and Hove Albion face competition from Sky Bet Championship rivals Millwall for the signing of MK Dons centre-half Shaun Williams.

Steve McClaren tells Kelle Roos: 'Don't leave until you sign for us!' (Derby Telegraph): Derby County have landed 21-year-old goalkeeper Kelle Roos and Head Coach Steve McClaren told the Dutch stopper: 'Don't leave this training ground until you sign.'

Legend Bert can be Wolves' inspiration (Express & Star): Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has challenged his squad to be inspired by the legend of goalkeeper Bert Williams, who died earlier this week.

Crawley's Walsh can reach the Premier League says Gregory (Crawley Observer): Crawley Town manager John Gregory reckons centre-back Joe Walsh has what it takes to reach the Premier League.

Shrews land Celtic man Atajic (Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town are set to sign 20-year-old Bosnia & Herzigovina under-21 international striker Bahrudin Atajic on loan from Scottish giants Celtic.

Zoko has been tremendous - Westley (The Comet): Stevenage boss Graham Westley has been full of praise for his side's top scorer, Francois Zoko, ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie with Everton.

Posh want to end bad away run (Peterborough Telegraph): Peterborough United travel to Oldham Athletic tomorrow looking to put an end to a bad run that has seen them pick up just one point from their last seven away games.

Bantams eye up winger (Telegraph & Argus): Bradford City are on the verge of signing winger Kyle Bennett on loan from Doncaster Rovers, while his fellow wide man Jason Kennedy is set to leave the Bantams for Rochdale in another temporary move.

Cassidy keen to regain confidence (Liverpool Echo): Striker Jake Cassidy wants to regain his confidence in front of goal after re-joining Tranmere Rovers on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wimbledon cut short Porter loan deal (Lancashire Telegraph): AFC Wimbledon have confirmed that they have cut short George Porter's loan deal and allowed the winger to return to parent club Burnley.

Bentley shocked by Portsmouth plight (Morecambe Visitor): Morecambe manager Jim Bentley admits he is shocked to see the position Portsmouth find themselves in ahead of the sides' meeting on Saturday.

Edinburgh reveals Northampton 'approach' (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh says he has been 'approached' by Northampton Town over their vacant manager's position.

Weir: We cannot expect to batter the Cod Army (Burton Mail): Burton Albion might have beaten Fleetwood Town three times in the last 12 months but midfielder Robbie Weir says they will not be a walkover in tomorrow's meeting.

Worthington warns on social media (York Press): York City manager Nigel Worthington has warned his players about their use of social media after a comment made by goalkeeper Michael Ingham on Twitter.

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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