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Football League media talk 21/05/14

21 May 2014

Here are Wednesday 21st May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

AFC Bournemouth: Chairman Jeff Mostyn defends 20 per cent rise in season ticket prices (Bournemouth Echo): Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn acknowledged a ticket price rise would be "difficult to embrace" but said it was necessary because "ambition comes at a price".

Dyche leaves Turf door open for Baird (Lancashire Telegraph): Burnley manager Sean Dyche has left the door open for Chris Baird to return to Turf Moor, and the Premier League, next season.

Zamora eyes new QPR deal (Get West London): Former Fulham frontman wants Premier League return with Rangers.

John Mousinho released by Preston North End (The Comet): Midfielder ended the season on loan at Boro and said earlier this month he would consider a move back if right deal came about.

It's fitness first for Shrewsbury Town boss (Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town could bring in a match analyst and fitness coach for next season as part of new manager Micky Mellon's plans to put his stamp on the job.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor admits Chris Whelpdale is unlikely to be at the club next season (Kent Online): Gills boss Peter Taylor is planning ahead with the assumption that Chris Whelpdale will reject the club's contract offer.

Awford: New Pompey base is extra reason to join (Portsmouth News): Andy Awford believes Pompey's new training base will be a key factor in helping him attract players to the club.

Rodney Parade pitch work will start this week (South Wales Argus): Newport County AFC say work is due to begin on the Rodney Parade pitch this week, writes Andrew Penman.

Plymouth Argyle: Deane Smalley aims to rediscover scoring form (BBC Radio Devon): Plymouth Argyle signing Deane Smalley hopes to replicate the scoring form he produced when playing for Pilgrims boss John Sheridan at Chesterfield.

McGill vows to bolster York after missing out in Play-Offs (Yorkshire Post): York City chairman Jason McGill insists the club will bring in summer recruits to make the team stronger after they narrowly missed out on League 2 promotion this 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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