Here are Thursday 6th February's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

FA Cup exit forced player sale at Cheltenham Town (Gloucestershire Echo): Russ Penn would still be at Cheltenham if they had not lost to Tamworth in the FA Cup, according to chairman Paul Baker.

Flowers pulls out of Leeds United bidding (BBC Sport): Andrew Flowers has pulled out of the bidding to buy the Championship club, leaving Massimo Cellino closer to taking over.

Madejski - Reading takeover 'not imminent' (The Reading Chronicle): Reading chairman Sir John Madejski has said any takeover of the club is still a long way off.

No approach from Swansea City for Oscar Garcia (The Argus): Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed that the managerless Swans have not made an approach for manager Garcia.

Birmingham City still negotiating with 'interested parties' over club sale (Birmingham Mail): Blues acting chairman Peter Pannu has said talks are ongoing about the sale of the club.

Mansfield Town chairman issues rally cry (Mansfield and Ashfield Chad): Stags chairman John Radford has asked the people of the town to back the club after he was advised to reduce the loans from One Call Insurance to the football club.

Alex Rae admits Shrewsbury Town interest (Shropshire Star): Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Rae has said he would be open to talks about the vacant manager's job at the Shrews.

David Connolly enjoying Oxford United loan (BBC Oxford): Experienced striker Connolly has said he is enjoying his stay at the Kassam Stadium, where he is on loan from Sky Bet League 2 rivals Portsmouth.

Walsall are a class act, says striker Febian Brandy (Express and Star): Saddlers front man Brandy is convinced the Walsall team is already good enough for the Sky Bet Championship.

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