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Football League media talk 17/06/14

17 June 2014

Here are a selection of Tuesday 17th June's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Derby County head coach Steve McClaren set to sign new deal with Rams (Derby Telegraph): Steve McClaren is expected to pledge his future to Derby County by signing a new contract.

Moritz insists that no deal has been done with Leeds United (The Bolton News): Andre Moritz has not yet made a decision on his Wanderers future and could still join up with Dougie Freedman's side at the end of this month for pre-season training.

Watford striker Mathias Ranegie says he will leave Vicarage Road if the Hornets keep hold of Troy Deeney this summer (Watford Observer): Watford striker Mathias Ranegie says he will leave the Hornets if Troy Deeney remains at Vicarage Road.

Transfer gossip: Nottingham Forest linked to defender Brede Hangeland (Nottingham Post): Nottingham Forest are being linked with one of the top defenders in the Premier League over the last five years.

Colchester United: U's expect Category Two academy status (BBC): Colchester United are hopeful of achieving Category Two academy status after a failed application last year. U's chairman Robbie Cowling has previously said acquiring the grade isvital to the League One club.

Port Vale: Micky Adams eyes move for attacker (Stoke Sentinel): Port Vale are in advanced talks with a forward as they aim to complete their second new signing of the summer.

Rovers keep Man Utd link (The Star): Paul Dickov believes that having Federico Macheda and Sam Johnstone on loan last season can only help Rovers continue their strong relationship with Manchester United.

Former Port Vale captain Doug Loft says his new club Gillingham belong in the Championship (Kent Online): Gillingham's new signing Doug Loft believes he's at a club on the move.

Six of the best and more to come says York City manager Nigel Worthington (York Press): Sixth signing snapped up, York City boss Nigel Worthington revealed more arrivals were imminent at Bootham Crescent.

Neil Austin fuily fit and raring to go again for Hartlepool United (Hartlepool Mail): Fully-fit Neil Austin is looking forward to putting a frustrating few months behind him when he returns to pre-season training in a fortnight.

Southend United manager Phil Brown facing a battle to get Jakub Sokolik (Southend Echo): Three League 1 clubs have entered the race to sign centre-back Jakub Sokolik but boss Phil Brown is still confident of bringing him to Southend United.

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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