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Football League media talk 31/03/14

31 March 2014

Here are Monday 31st March's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Derby County owners convert £22.5m of loans into equity (BBC Radio Derby): Derby County lost £7.1m for the year ending June 2013 but are no longer in debt to their owners, who have converted £22.5m of loans into equity.

Joe Thompson targets pre-season return at end of cancer treatment (BBC Sport): Joe Thompson hopes to join in with pre-season training at Tranmere Rovers once he has completed his cancer treatment.

Italian businessman lines up swoop for Royals (Get Reading): The ongoing takeover saga at Reading has taken a new twist with an Italian group now said to be in talks with the club.

Watford refuse to confirm if four scholars have been given professional contracts (Watford Observer): The Hornets have refused to confirm which scholars have been given professional contracts - stating they will make an announcement shortly.

Adebayo Akinfenwa committed to the Gills after loan-day bid from Northampton Town turned down (Kent Messenger): Adebayo Akinfenwa insists he's committed to Gillingham despite a loan deadline-day bid from Northampton Town.

Burnley ace David Jones insists Leicester City defeat won't derail their promotion bid (Daily Star): Burnley's Championship title challenge might have hit the buffers but David Jones insists their automatic promotion bid won't go off the rails.

Oxford United: Gary Waddock frustrated by poor start (BBC Radio Oxford): New Oxford United manager Gary Waddock says he has been frustrated by his poor start in the job.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley fears he will not be able to sign emergency keeper as Wolves lie in wait (The Advertiser): Boro boss Graham Westley fears Stevenage will not be able to sign an emergency keeper as his side's Sky Bet League 1 survival fight reaches a critical phase.

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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