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Football League media talk 18/03/14

18 March 2014

Here are Tuesday 18th March's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Defender Guy Branston ready for next chapter in his career after leaving Plymouth Argyle (The Herald): Experienced defender Guy Branston has admitted it was a 'bitter-sweet' decision to leave Plymouth Argyle.

New Leeds owner Cellino 'GUILTY of tax evasion' (Yorkshire Post): The ownership of Leeds United was thrown into chaos this morning after reports that prospective owner Massimo Cellino had been found guilty of tax evasion by an Italian court.

Joss Labadie: Torquay appeal against ban for biting (BBC Sport): Torquay will appeal against midfielder Joss Labadie's 10-match ban for biting.

Northampton captain Langmead makes return to full training (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): Kelvin Langmead has returned to full training with the Cobblers but the club will take a highly cautious approach over his return to the first team.

Shrewsbury Town: Mike Jackson likes seeing confrontation (BBC Radio Shropshire): Shrewsbury Town manager Mike Jackson has defended a "dressing room row" after Saturday's 0-0 draw at League 1 leaders Wolves, insisting that it is a healthy sign at any football club.

Rosler - Wigan have mental strength (Wigan Today): Uwe Rosler insists Latics have the mental strength to cope with the gruelling run-in - as the players attempt to write themselves into club folklore.

Adkins: 'Brilliant' Drenthe has turned a corner at Reading (Get Reading): Royston Drenthe has turned a corner in his Reading career, according to boss Nigel Adkins.

Colin Cooper has faith in Hartlepool United's young talent says Brad Walker (Hartlepool Mail): Star midfielder Brad Walker has praised boss Colin Cooper for giving younger players the chance to shine at Hartlepool United.

The O Zone: Sky game went well apart from a broken lift and a home defeat (The Independent): You will often hear fans say "Orient don't do things the easy way" and, with nine games to go, the route to automatic promotion is looking formidable - though far from impossible.

Walsall in need of a lucky break - Sam Mantom (Express & Star): The Saddlers have not won for nine games and are almost out of Play-Off contention. They came within minutes of ending the run on Rotherham on Saturday but were denied by Nicky Adams' late equaliser, which deflected off Saddlers defender Paul Downing.

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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