A selection of today's stories from the media that cover The Football LeagueNottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce 'proud' to have signed best defender outside the top flight in Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Post): Pearce believes Nottingham Forest have the best defender outside of the Premier League in Michael Mancienne.
Injuries to key Argyle pair Reuben Reid and Peter Hartley still being assessed (The Plymouth Herald): Plymouth Argyle are playing the waiting game when it comes to injuries to striker Reuben Reid and centre-back Peter Hartley.
Absences may force Cooper into changes for Newport (Swindon Advertiser): Swindon Town may be forced into changing a winning formula for their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Newport this evening.
Lee Clark is eager to still be in charge when Birmingham City's fortunes finally change (Birmingham Mail): Blues boss wants to repay fans for their patience and understanding.
Regan Poole could be set for home debut tonight (South Wales Argus): Newport County AFC have decided not to appeal the red card shown to Andrew Hughes at Shrewsbury, meaning 16-year-old Regan Poole could start again tonight.
Carl Baker on trial with League 1 side (BBC Sport): MK Dons have given a trial to former Coventry City player Carl Baker with a view to handing the winger a deal.
We're sorry, says Brentford's McCormack (Get West London): Bees man apologises to fans for Middlesbrough mauling.
Jordan Wynter makes Bristol City return (Bristol Post): Bristol City's Jordan Wynter has returned from his one-month loan spell at Cheltenham Town.
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