A selection of today's stories from the media that cover The Football League.Signing Tom Ince could be a boost for Nottingham Forest, says Reds' top scorer (Nottingham Post): Signing Tom Ince could give Nottingham Forest a welcome boost, according to top scorer Britt Assombalonga.
Team spirit is the best, says PNE boss (Lancashire Telegraph): Simon Grayson believes the team spirit and togetherness of his buoyant Preston North End squad is up there with the best he had worked with as a manager.
Southend United chairman Ron Martin very happy with Phil Brown and insists manager will soon sign new contract (The Echo): Southend United chairman Ron Martin is backing manager Phil Brown to lead the club to success this season.
Howe hails his history-makers (Bournemouth Echo): Jubilant manager Eddie Howe piloted Cherries to another famous landmark and then praised his players for their mental toughness.
Port Vale: 'Prove we don't rely on Tom Pope,' Rob Page tells strikers (The Sentinel): Rob Page is challenging Vale's strikers to make the most of life without Tom Pope by proving they are worth a regular first-team shirt.
Oxford United's fringe players offered loans (Oxford Mail): Michael Appleton says fresh starts are needed for out-of-favour players at Oxford United – and admits it could mean they end up leaving permanently.
Ipswich Town nemesis Nahki Wells reveals regret at turning down the Blues seven years ago (Ipswich Star): Ipswich Town’s weekend nemesis Nahki Wells has revealed how he instantly regretted turning down a chance to extend a trial period at Portman Road.
Coventry City strike deal to loan out Jordan Clarke to Yeovil in exchange for Aaron Martin (Coventry Telegraph): Steven Pressley has drafted in long-term target Aaron Martin on loan from League 1 rivals Yeovil Town with Jordan Clarke heading the other way to Huish Park.
County standing by Byron Anthony insists manager Edinburgh (South Wales Argus): Newport County are standing by Byron Anthony despite Curtis Obeng taking his squad number.
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