Here are Friday 2nd May's hot topics in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager in talks over new deal (BBC East Midlands Today): Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha says talks are ongoing with Nigel Pearson and hopes his manager signs a new deal at the King Power Stadium.

Watford: Troy Deeney ignoring transfer speculation (BBC Three Counties Radio): Watford striker Troy Deeney has said he has not become unsettled by reports linking him with a move to the Premier League in the summer.

Fitness boost for Rovers as five return (The Star): Rovers physio Alex Dalton has saved the best until last for Paul Dickov.

How Birmingham City have fared in the final-day crunch games of the past (Birmingham Mail): There have been joys and sorrows too for Blues fans in recent times.

O'Connor: I want to finish my career at Brentford (Get West London): Brentford captain Kevin O'Connor wants to end his career at Griffin Park. The 32-year-old could make his 500th appearance for the club if he features in Saturday's home clash with Stevenage.

Callum Wilson: I'll still be at Coventry next season, says striker (BBC Coventry & Warwickshire): Coventry City striker Callum Wilson has deflected speculation about his future by pointing out that he is contracted to the Sky Blues until 2016.

Rovers hitman Lowe calls for big push to beat drop (Liverpool Echo): Ryan Lowe reckons the pre-match nerves in the Tranmere Rovers dressing room ahead of tomorrow's relegation cliffhanger against Bradford City can work to the players' advantage, if they can convert them into adrenaline.

1,300 Carlisle United fans set to travel to Wolves in hope of miracle (News and Star): A travelling army of about 1,300 Carlisle United fans will watch the Blues drop out of League 1 tomorrow - triggering a massive summer overhaul at Brunton Park.

Dale heroes in open-top bus parade (Manchester Evening News): Dale's promotion winning football team will parade through the town centre on an open top bus next week.

Scunthorpe United's Sam Winnall says winning the Golden Boot will be bigger achievement than promotion (Scunthorpe Telegraph): Sam Winnall's joy at winning promotion was clear for all to see but League 2's leading marksman is hoping this weekend will prove to be an even bigger milestone.

Cobblers boss Wilder confident rising star Toney has right attitude for long career (Northampton Chronicle and Echo): Chris Wilder is confident teenage sensation Ivan Toney has got the right attitude to enjoy a long career in professional football.

Ainsworth turns to former mentor for a favour (Bucks Free Press): Wanderers' fate lies partly in the hands of the manager the club sacked last season.

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