Here are a selection of Friday 4th July's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

South Wales Argus renews partnership deal with Newport County AFC (South Wales Argus): Newport County AFC and the South Wales Argus have extended their official media partnership to cover the 2014/15 season.

Nottingham Forest down turn down bid from QPR for Jamaal Lascelles (Sky Sports): Nottingham Forest have turned down a £4million offer from Queens Park Rangers for centre-half Jamaal Lascelles.

Liam Lawrence close to Shrewsbury Town move (Shropshire Star): Shrewsbury Town are set to sign former Sunderland, Stoke City and Portsmouth midfielder Liam Lawrence.

Bolton Wanderers: Midfielder Stuart Holden set to return (BBC Sport): Midfielder Stuart Holden is set to return to Bolton Wanderers to continue his recovery from a knee injury.

Huddersfield Town have what it takes to push on says new signing Lee Peltier (The Huddersfield Daily Examiner): Lee Peltier is convinced Huddersfield Town can mix it with the Championship's big boys.

Bristol City lead chase to sign Yeovil Town defender Luke Ayling (Western Daily Press): Bristol City are leading the chase for Yeovil Town defender Luke Ayling.

Coventry City's Callum Wilson faces 'life-changing' decision after club accepts £3m-plus bids (Coventry Telegraph): Steve Waggott admits Callum Wilson faces a 'life-changing' decision after being given permission to speak to two Championship clubs.

Guy Branston retires from football after 16 years and 19 clubs (BBC Sport): Defender Guy Branston has retired from football after a 16-year career that saw him on the books of 19 clubs.

Awford positive in striker chase (Chichester Observer): Andy Awford is refusing to give up on bringing in Swindon Town's Miles Storey.

Leeds chase Italian keeper Silvestri as new No. 1 (The Yorkshire Post): Leeds United are targeting a successful move for former Italian U21 goalkeeper Marco Silvestri - and could land him for a bargain fee of £450,000.

Barnsley: 10 new men would be just perfect for Wilson (The Star): Danny Wilson has told The Star that he'd like to sign 10 new players before the start of the new season.

Ryan Bowman: Torquay United sign York City striker (BBC Sport): Torquay United have signed York City striker Ryan Bowman on free transfer.

Wade Elliott: Bristol City midfielder impatient for promotion (BBC Radio Bristol): Bristol City midfielder Wade Elliott has said he is determined to win promotion in his first full season at the League 1 club.

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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