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Football League media talk 20/05/14

20 May 2014

Here are Tuesday 20th May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Notts County set to officially confirm signing of Alan Smith (Nottingham Post): Notts County will today confirm the signing of former Manchester United and England player Alan Smith.

Micky Mellon closes in on first Shrewsbury Town signing (Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon says he is closing in on his first signing for the club barely a week after taking over the managerial reins.

York City right-back Lanre Oyebanjo linked with switch to League 1 Crawley Town (York Press): Crawley Town are heading the chase to sign York City's out-of- contract right-back Lanre Oyebanjo.

No permanent Boro move for Jozsef Varga after loan deal expires (Gazette Live): Middlesbrough will not be exercising their contract option on Jozsef Varga before today's deadline.

Middlesbrough put £1million price tag on Bolton Wanderers target Lukas Jutkiewicz (The Bolton News): Middlesbrough have told Wanderers and the rest of Lukas Jutkiewicz's Championship suitors to stump up £1million if they want to sign him.

Pompey seal training ground deal (Chichester Observer): Pompey's move to their new Roko training base has been confirmed.

Fans queue outside iPro Stadium for extra Derby County Championship Play-Off tickets (Derby Telegraph): More than 300 people are queuing outside the iPro stadium this morning in a bid to get tickets to see the Rams in the Play-Off Final at Wembley.

Marc Albrighton set to leave for Leicester City after Aston Villa fail to renew contract (Daily Mail): Marc Albrighton is set to become the first Aston Villa departure of the summer with Leicester City his likeliest destination.

Watford target Matej Vydra doesn't want another loan move and says he would like to permanently join a Premier League side (Watford Observer): Matej Vydra does not want another loan move next season and says he would like to permanently join a Premier League club if he leaves Udinese.

Defender likely to sign three-year deal to stay at Turf Moor (Lancashire Telegraph): Danny Lafferty has been offered a new three-year deal to stay at Turf Moor.

Cheltenham Town's new signing Lee Vaughan targets promotion push (Western Daily Press): Lee Vaughan says the right combination of nastiness and pure footballing ability will help Cheltenham Town propel themselves back up the League 2 table 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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