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Football League media talk 14/03/14

14 March 2014

Here are Friday 14th March's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Burnley to make late Ings call (Lancashire Telegraph): Burnley will make a late decision on the fitness of striker Danny Ings ahead of their Sky Bet Championship game with Leeds United on Saturday after he picked up an ankle injury in the draw at Birmingham City on Wednesday night.

No Play-Off Talk says Conway (Lancashire Telegraph): Blackburn Rovers have to put Play-Off talk to the back of their minds and concentrate on ending their losing run, according to winger Craig Conway.

Riga to take crash course in rivalry (London 24): Jose Riga has only been at Charlton Athletic for a few days so has taken a crash course in the rivalry between the Addicks and Millwall, who they host on Saturday.

Doyle out and Austin progressing (West London Sport): Kevin Doyle will miss Queens Park Rangers' match against Yeovil Town on Saturday - as will Charlie Austin, but the latter is making good progress in his bid to return from injury.

Fletcher is the Sir Tom Finney Award winner (BBC Sport): Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher will pick up the Sir Tom Finney Award at Sunday's Football League Awards ceremony - the prize having been re-named after the iconic former Preston North End and England winger, who died in February.

Vardy enjoys 'terrace hero' status (Leicester Mercury): Jamie Vardy is in fine form for Leicester City and is relishing his new status as a 'terrace hero' at the King Power Stadium.

Tomlin facing fitness race (Gazette Live): Middlesbrough's Lee Tomlin is battling to be fit for Saturday's visit to Bournemouth after limping out of Tuesday's draw at home to Nottingham Forest with an ankle problem.

Brentford FC's new Lionel Road stadium gets the final thumbs up (Get West London): Fans are elated as the new stadium becomes a reality following months of nail-biting waiting to hear if Eric Pickles would give the final approval.

Sheffield United - Blades form kills off clear-out plans (Sheffield Star): Nigel Clough has revealed performances between now and the end of the season will influence his recruitment plans.

Darren Ferguson - Judge us when the season is over (Peterborough Telegraph): Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has asked the club's frustrated fans to judge the success or otherwise of this season when it's over.

Luke Freeman grateful to boss Graham Westley for helping him find his form (The Comet): Boro winger Luke Freeman has praised the contribution of boss Graham Westley for his impressive form this season.

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett targets six wins from final 10 matches (Burton Mail): Burton Albion enter the final furlong of the League 2 season on Saturday when they entertain AFC Wimbledon at the Pirelli Stadium.

Simon Bassey - AFC Wimbledon are the best yet (Wimbledon Guardian): First-team coach Bassey hailed the current Dons squad as the best ever after watching them hold the Sky Bet League 2 leaders to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.

Derby County striker Bennett 'buzzing' after Chesterfield loan switch (Sheffield Star): The 17-year-old is delighted to have signed for the Spireites on a month's loan from Championship club Derby.

Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann says money will be made available for Iron manager Russ Wilcox (Scunthorpe Telegraph): Iron chairman Peter Swann has issued a rallying call to the fans and players at Scunthorpe United as they aim to gain promotion from League 2.

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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