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Football League media talk 09/05/14

9 May 2014

Here are Friday 9th May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Premier League B-team plan branded 'disgraceful' as clubs fail to vocalise support (Independent): Greg Dyke's proposal for a fifth-tier B-team league, made up of Premier League reserve and academy players, looks dead in the water after a huge backlash from Football League clubs and a lack of support from the elite clubs the Football Association chairman cited as in favour.

Johnny Russell praises Derby County keeper Lee Grant and defence following Play-Off win at Brighton (Derby Telegraph): Johnny Russell paid tribute to Derby County goalkeeper Lee Grant and the back four following the Rams' Championship Play-Off semi-final first leg at Brighton.

Albion duo doubts for Derby return (The Argus): Albion have two fresh injury worries for Sunday's second leg of the Play-Offs at Derby. Winger Will Buckley and player of the season Matt Upson are both struggling for the trip to the iPro Stadium.

Ace Gomez delivers Play-Off war cry (Wigan Today): Jordi Gomez says Wigan Athletic are champing at the bit to end the campaign with Play-Off glory.

QPR boss fires Wigan warning (Get West London): QPR boss Harry Redknapp plans to go out and attack Wigan in tonight's Play-Off semi-final first leg.

Boss will splash cash no matter the outcome (The Star): Millers boss Steve Evans says the club's intention will be to spend on players whether they go up or not - and he doesn't fear losing star players if they don't go up.

Peterborough United promotion worth 'up to £8m' (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire): Peterborough United chief executive Bob Symns has said promotion back to the Championship is worth up to £8m a year to the club.

Fleetwood return to near full-strength for Play-Off semi-final (York Press): Suspended holding midfielder Alan Goodall will be Fleetwood Town's only absentee for tomorrow night's Play-Off semi-final first leg clash at York City.

Southend United's Will Atkinson hopes history can repeat itself against Burton Albion (Southend Echo): Southend United midfielder Will Atkinson is hoping history can repeat itself in this season's League 2 Play-Offs.

Plymouth Argyle chief executive frustrated by grandstand delays (BBC Sport): Plymouth Argyle's chief executive Martin Starnes says he is frustrated by delays to the building of a new grandstand which he says are "critical" to the future of the football club.

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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