Here are a selection of Thursday 17th July's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Southend United: Michael Timlin out with elbow dislocation (BBC Sport): Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin is a major doubt for the start of the League 2 season because of a dislocated elbow.

County move friendly matches away from Rodney Parade (South Wales Argus): Rodney Parade will not host the Newport County AFC pre-season friendly matches against Carl Zeiss Jena and Coventry City, the club have confirmed.

Kavanagh: It was my decision to axe Davie Irons from Carlisle United: Graham Kavanagh insists the shock decision to axe No2 Davie Irons was his alone - and he will not rush into appointing a replacement.

Appleton aiming to improve Oxford United's recruitment (Oxford Mail): Michael Appleton remains hopeful of making another signing before the weekend, but the Oxford United head coach admits improvements need to be made to their recruitment strategy.

Barnsley: Hourihane keen to learn from boss Wilson (Sheffield Star): Midfielder Conor Hourihane is relishing the chance to learn plenty from Barnsley boss Danny Wilson.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough hopes to keep Harry Maguire (BBC Radio Sheffield): Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has denied that it is inevitable that defender Harry Maguire will leave the club this summer.

Shaun Derry hails Zeli Ismail's arrival at Notts County (Nottingham Post): Shaun Derry hailed Zeli Ismail's arrival at Notts County and cannot wait for the on-loan Wolves winger to excite Meadow Lane in the new season.

Andrew Surman is enjoying a new lease of life at Norwich City (Norwich Evening News): Andrew Surman has got his mojo back and is determined to show Norwich City fans what they have been missing.

AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe looks to strengthen further (BBC Radio Solent): Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has not ruled out further strengthening his squad.

Mark Yates is doing all he can to secure three new signings at Cheltenham Town (Western Daily Press): Mark Yates is happy to play the waiting game in order to make his next three Cheltenham Town signings.

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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