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Football League media talk 04/03/14

4 March 2014

Here are Tuesday 4th March's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Ipswich Town - no talks over Mick McCarthy contract (BBC Radio Suffolk): Ipswich owner Marcus Evans is in no rush to hand a new contract to manager McCarthy, according to joint managing director Ian Milne.

Manchester United's Michael Keane a transfer target for Blackburn Rovers (Daily Mirror): The England Under-21 international is a target for Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn, to replace their injured skipper Grant Hanley.

Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson stepping up towards coaching role (Birmingham Mail): Blues captain is to oversee development squad match in pursuit of future coaching career but has no current plans to retire from playing.

Wigan Athletic boss Uwe Rosler wants to see more from 'outstanding' Jordi Gomez (Wigan Today): Uwe Rosler hailed Jordi Gomez for his 'outstanding' contribution to Wigan Athletic's annihilation of Nottingham Forest.

Cancer patient Mark Saunders gives Bristol City pre-match talk (BBC Sport): Bristol City dedicated Saturday's win over Gillingham to terminally ill fan Mark Saunders, who gave the players an emotional pre-match speech.

Mark Cooper to hold off on Jacob Murphy extension decision (Swindon Advertiser): Swindon Town boss Cooper will wait until the last minute to decide whether or not he wants to keep the young Norwich City forward.

Charlie Lee keen to impress and earn a new contract with Gillingham at Priestfield (Kent Online): Charlie Lee wants to earn a new contract at Priestfield by helping Gillingham to Sky Bet League 1 survival.

Oxford United open James Constable contract talks (Oxford Mail): Long-awaited contract negotiations between Oxford United and James Constable are due to begin today.

Hartlepool United boss Colin Cooper to begin search for new number two (Hartlepool Mail): Hartlepool are looking for a new assistant manager after the departure of Craig Hignett to Middlesbrough.

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett has a decision to make on goalkeeper Rob Lainton's loan (Burton Mail): Rob Lainton's loan spell at Burton Albion could be extended when it comes to an end after Saturday's match at Oxford 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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