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Football League media talk 19/05/14

19 May 2014

Here are Monday 19th May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

AFC Bournemouth: Stephen Purches calls time on his playing career (Daily Echo): Loyal servant Stephen Purches is vowing to give his all to his coaching role with Cherries after finally conceding defeat in his painstaking bid to play again.

Liam Hughes and Ryan Donaldson take the U's back to League 2 with Conference Play-Off victory at Wembley (Daily Mail): Less than 24 hours after Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought at Wembley, Cambridge United sealed a return to The Football League after nine years in the wilderness. This time, a team in black and amber were not to be denied.

Millers expect to sell full allocation (The Star): Rotherham United expect their 25,000 ticket allocation for the League 1 Play-Off Final against Leyton Orient at Wembley a week tomorrow to be snapped up.

Graham Alexander: Fleetwood Town worthy of Wembley chance (BBC Radio Lancashire): Manager Graham Alexander says Fleetwood deserve the chance to play at Wembley in the League 2 Play-Off Final.

Cheltenham Town: Jermaine McGlashan rejects Robins offer (Gloucestershire Echo): Winger Jermaine McGlashan has rejected the offer of a new contract from Cheltenham Town.

Port Vale: Mark Grew keeps fingers crossed over Micky Adams deal (Stoke Sentinel): Port Vale assistant boss Mark Grew admits he doesn't know whether Micky Adams will stay at the club, but is keeping his fingers crossed that the manager signs a new deal.

Huddersfield Town keen to seal deal with Danny Ward amid suggestions of interest from Ipswich and Wolves (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner): Huddersfield Town remain in the driving seat over Danny Ward, despite reported interest from rival Championship clubs in the frontman.

'Proud' York City chairman Jason McGill switches focus to summer transfer targets after Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off exit (York Press): York City chairman Jason McGill has revealed that talks with transfer targets for the 2014/15 season are "already well advanced".

Jackson: Shrewsbury Town will learn from lack of signings (Shropshire Star): Mike Jackson today warned Shrewsbury Town cannot make the same mistakes in the transfer market this summer as the club try to bounce back to League 1.

Bristol City keen to sign Tommy Rowe to beef up midfield goalscoring options (Bristol Post): Bristol City are keen on signing former Peterborough United winger Tommy Rowe. Robins boss Steve Cotterill has drawn up a list of summer targets and the 25-year-old Mancunian features prominently among the midfielders the manager feels could do well for City in League 1 next season.

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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