Here are Wednesday 9th April's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Richard Stearman set for new deal at Wolves (Shropshire Star): Wolves defender Richard Stearman is set to be offered a new deal, boss Kenny Jackett confirmed for the first time today.

Martin O'Neill: 'I did not collude with agent over Gavin McCann's move from Aston Villa to Bolton Wanderers' (The Bolton News): Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has appeared in court to give evidence in the £390,000 lawsuit against Bolton Wanderers and a sports agency.

Newport County's Ismail Yakubu out for the rest of the season (BBC Sport): Newport County defender Ismail Yakubu is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Cobblers planning for Burton without on-loan Brewers defender Diamond (Northampton Chronicle & Echo): Zander Diamond will definitely be ineligible for Cobblers selection for their home game against his parent club Burton Albion on Saturday (3pm ko).

Coventry City make move to sign up Bolton striker Tom Eaves (Coventry Telegraph): Coventry City are monitoring Bolton Wanderers' Tom Eaves with a view to making a move for the striker in the summer.

Bournemouth: Tommy Elphick says Cherries are team to fear (BBC Radio Solent): Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick says his side are the team to fear as the race for the Play-Offs intensifies.

Oldham Athletic: Jonson Clarke-Harris happy as sole striker (BBC Radio Manchester): Jonson Clarke-Harris says he is happy to continue in his role as a lone striker for League 1 side Oldham in the final weeks of the season.

Beast hunts new Bury contract (Manchester Evening News): Brian Jensen hopes to earn a new contract at Bury after providing the launch pad for their rise up the League 2 table.

Stephen Lowe column: Four more points should make Accrington Stanley safe (Lancashire Telegraph): The Stanley directors must be tearing out what little hair they have left.

Torquay United: Chris Hargreaves says his side can still beat the drop (BBC Radio Devon): Torquay United manager Chris Hargreaves has insisted his side can still stay up despite being 10 points adrift of safety with five games remaining.

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