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Football League media talk 07/03/14

7 March 2014

Here are Friday 7th March's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Bowyer brings pride to Rovers (Sky Sports): Gary Bowyer has added pride and stability to Blackburn Rovers following a couple of years of chaos, in what is his first full-time managerial job.

Short - derby is perfect clash for us (Lancashire Telegraph): Blackburn Rovers face local rivals Burnley in Sunday's televised clash and coach Craig Short, who scored for Rovers in a 5-0 victory over the Clarets in 2001, says it is the ideal clash for his side.

Woods backs Wells to end drought (Huddersfield Daily Examiner): Calum Woods is backing his Huddersfield Town team-mate Nahki Wells, the Terriers' record signing, to end his seven-game run without a goal.

McAllister hails Yeovil physios (Western Gazette): Yeovil Town captain Jamie McAllister has hailed the role the club's physios have played as the Glovers bid to survive in their first ever season in the Sky Bet Championship.

McDermott - Kebe can be a favourite (Yorkshire Post): Brian McDermott has defended Jimmy Kebe against criticism from a section of Leeds United supporters and says the on-loan winger can be a real fans' favourite at Elland Road.

Foxes stars make their international mark (Leicester Mercury): Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel starred for Denmark in their international friendly with England at Wembley on Wednesday night, just hours after his team-mate Liam Moore was lining up for England's under-21s.

Paterson hints at Huddersfield departure (Huddersfield Examiner): Forward Martin Paterson has suggested that his future could lie away from Huddersfield Town.

Southgate - Lascelles has 'big part' to play (Nottingham Post): Nottingham Forest defender Jamal Lascelles has been backed to play a big part for England's under-21 side by coach Gareth Southgate.

McClaren - don't take Millwall lightly (Derby Telegraph): Promotion-chasing Derby County host struggling Millwall at the iPro Stadium on Saturday with head coach Steve McClaren urging his players not to take the Lions lightly.

Rangers' wage bill is higher than Dortmund's (Express):Sky Bet Championship promotion hopefuls Queens Park Rangers are paying out more in player wages than German giants Borussia Dortmund, who reached last season's Champions League Final.

Top boss Clough happy to be the underdog (Sheffield Telegraph): Nigel Clough has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month for February after guiding the Blades away from the relegation zone, and he says he's happy to be the underdog in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at home to Charlton Athletic.

O'Donnell aims to keep Wolves from the door (Walsall Advertiser): Walsall come up against an in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers side on Saturday with goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell admitting that the Saddlers must tighten up if they are to complete a season double over their rivals from Molineux.

Rovers can get away says Jennings (Liverpool Echo): Midfielder Steve Jennings is confident that Tranmere Rovers have enough about them to get away from the Sky Bet League 1 relegation battle.

City can look after themselves - Pemberton (Bristol Post): Assistant manager John Pemberton says that Bristol City's destiny is in their own hands as they fight to avoid relegation from Sky Bet League 1.

Hanson can relate to McLean frustration (Bradford Telegraph & Argus): Aaron McLean is yet to get off the goalscoring mark for Bradford City but his team-mate James Hanson can relate to what the striker is going through.

Delfouneso - winner is just the start (Coventry Telegraph): Nathan Delfouneso scored his first goal in more than a year to help Coventry City beat Walsall in midweek and the on-loan striker hopes it is the start of a good run.

Taylor looking for calm (Kent Messenger): Gillingham manager Peter Taylor is looking for calm heads as he aims to keep the Kent club in Sky Bet League 1.

Tyson - it's all about hard work (Nottingham Post): Nathan Tyson has joined Notts County on loan from Blackpool and says hard work will be crucial to their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Friendly rivalry creates derby with a difference (Manchester Evening News): There are countless links between Bury and Rochdale, who meet on Friday night - not least that respective managers David Flitcroft and Keith Hill are best mates.

Wycombe look to Plan B (Bucks Free Press): Wycombe Wanderers fans are again being asked for their financial support after talks over a possible takeover deal stalled this week.

Experience counts for Cooper (Northern Echo): Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper is leaning on the experienced professionals at Victoria Park following the departure of his assistant manager Craig Hignett to Middlesbrough.

Ardley - sort the men from the divers (Kingston Guardian): AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has backed Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis' approach of fining the Eagles' divers, and Ardley also says that referees have to play their part in stamping diving out of football.

Evans calls for fans to get off boss' back (South Wales Argus): Former Newport County star Lee Evans has called for the Welsh club's fans to get off the back of boss Justin Edinburgh.

Meades aims to repay Oxford (Oxford Mail): Jon Meades is back in training for Oxford United and is keen to repay the club's faith in him after seven months on the sidelines.

Egan breaks Southend's curse (Echo): Southend United have been suffering from something of a defensive injury curse of late but on-loan John Egan has got through two matches unscathed and appears to have banished the hoodoo.

Bentley - embrace the challenge (Lancashire Evening Post): Morecambe have collected just two points from their last 30 available to slide down the Sky Bet League 2 table but manager Jim Bentley is calling on his players to embrace the challenge of getting themselves out of trouble.

Drennan waits to learn Pompey fate (Chichester Observer): Michael Drennan is waiting to find out whether his international appearance for the Republic of Ireland's under-21 side in midweek will cost him his place in Portsmouth's starting XI after Pompey secured a 0-0 draw at Chesterfield without him on Monday night.

Westlake's focus is on survival (Hucknall Dispatch): Daryl Westlake has joined Mansfield Town on loan from Sheffield United and he is fully focused on keeping the Stags in Sky Bet League 2 this season.

Cobblers improving but nothing is achieved yet (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): Northampton Town have been improving over recent weeks but new boss says nothing has been achieved yet in their battle to get out of the Sky Bet League 2 relegation zone.

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