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Football League media talk 15/05/14

15 May 2014

Here are Thursday 15th May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Fulham owner Shahid Khan ready to splash out for instant return to top flight (Evening Standard): Fulham owner Shahid Khan has indicated he will spend big this summer to get the club back in the Premier League.

League Three? No thanks, says Ainsworth (Bucks Free Press): Gareth Ainsworth said bringing back reserve league football is a far better alternative to the planned creation of Premier League B teams and a League Three.

Martin Ling looking for club to give him a shot after revealing all about his battle with depression (The Independent - Fred Nathan): Martin Ling doesn't need to speak so candidly about the depression that has plagued him for the past four years.

Rotherham United: Loan star hopes for first-team return (The Star): Richie Smallwood is itching to help Rotherham United reach the League 1 Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium after a frustrating spell on the sidelines, according to Millers manager Steve Evans.

Niko Kranjcar: QPR need guile in Championship Play-Off Final (BBC London 94.9): Queens Park Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar says whichever side copes better with the occasion will win the Championship Play-Off Final.

Yeovil Town rule out move for Birmingham City's Bristol City target Wade Elliott (Western Gazette): Yeovil Town have ruled themselves out of a move for out-of-contract Birmingham City midfielder and Bristol City target Wade Elliott.

Ashley Yeoman first to sign new contract with Torquay United (Western Morning News): Striker Ashley Yeoman has become the first Torquay United player to sign a new contract with the Gulls, penning the one-year deal offered by manager Chris Hargreaves earlier this week.

Boro seek to resolve the futures of Emnes and Jutkiewicz before making their moves (The Northern Echo): Middlesbrough are interested in bringing Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban to the Riverside Stadium, but they won't make a move for any of their attacking targets until the futures of Marvin Emnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz are resolved.

Crewe Alexandra: Matt Tootle 'ready to move on' - Dario Gradi (BBC Sport): Crewe captain Matt Tootle is ready to become the latest to make the step-up to a higher grade, says the Alex's director of football Dario Gradi.

Awfs calls shots over signings (The Portsmouth News): Mark Catlin promised Andy Awford will have sole say on recruitment this summer.

Fergie hurting after 'disappointing' season - Darragh is heartbroken (Peterborough Today): Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson admitted a failure to make an immediate return to the Championship has hurt him badly.

Lee Gregory to consider offer from MK Dons after Halifax Town striker's 30-goal season (Daily Mail): Milton Keynes Dons have launched a bid for non-League goalscoring sensation Lee Gregory.

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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