Here are a selection of Thursday 3rd July's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Scot Bennett wants role as Exeter City centre-back (BBC Radio Devon): Exeter City's Scot Bennett says he wants to be played at centre-back.

Leeds United release left me crushed but it also inspired me, says Blackburn Rovers star Tom Cairney (Lancashire Telegraph): At 6ft tall you would never have expected Tom Cairney to have been released for being too small.

Adam Lallana money should go to Bournemouth owner - Eddie Howe (BBC Radio Solent): Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says any money the club make from Adam Lallana's move from Southampton to Liverpool should go to owner Max Demin.

Middlesbrough loan star Danny Graham can leave Sunderland for £1million (Hartlepool Mail): Sunderland are prepared to let Danny Graham leave in a cut-price £1million deal, as they accept a hefty loss on the striker.

Leeds United: Ross McCormack hands in transfer request (BBC Sport): Leeds United captain Ross McCormack has handed in a transfer request.

Watford have rejected a bid from Premier League side Burnley for last season's top scorer Troy Deeney (Watford Observer): Watford have confirmed they have rejected a bid from Premier League side Burnley for striker Troy Deeney.

QPR linked with move for Nottingham Forest starlet Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Post): QPR are the latest club to be linked with a move for highly-rated Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles.

Crawley Town to make four new signings (West Sussex County Times): Crawley Town manager John Gregory expects to make at least four more new signings.

Port Vale close to negotiating Joe Davis fee (The Sentinel): Port Vale have agreed a compensation fee in principle with Leicester City for defender Joe Davis, which should avoid the issue going to a transfer tribunal.

Riga to make first Pool signing and finally gets his staff (Blackpool Gazette): Jose Riga hopes to complete his first signing for Blackpool today as progress finally starts to be made at Bloomfield Road.

Coventry City new boy Danny Swanson set to unveiled today - another wide man expected to sign by end of week (Coventry Telegraph): Coventry City are poised to unveil Danny Swanson as their first summer signing today - with another wide man set to follow tomorrow.

These stories have been reproduced from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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