Here are a selection of Friday 25th July's big stories in the eyes of the media that cover The Football League:

Exeter's City's Danny Coles defends online 'banter' (BBC Radio Devon): Exeter City defender Danny Coles says his comment on a social media photo put up by Jimmy Keohane was just "banter" between team-mates.

Yeovil Town delay sale of new Sondico replica kits until late August (Western Gazette): Yeovil Town have delayed the sale of replica kits for the new season due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Derby County awarded category one academy status (BBC Sport): Derby County's academy has been awarded category one status, the highest level under the Premier League's Elite Player Performance Plan.

Wolves snap up highly-rated former Chelsea youngster (TalkSPORT): Wolves have won the race to land former Chelsea prodigy Conor Hunte.

Cardiff City set for third offer for Southampton defender José Fonte after seeing second bid turned down (Wales Online): Cardiff City have had a second bid turned down by Southampton for number one defensive target Jose Fonte.

Oxford United seal trio of deals for shirt sponsorship (Oxford Mail): Oxford United have agreed deals for three new shirt sponsors this season.

Middlesbrough loan man Danny Graham stays at home as Sunderland go away (Hartlepool Mail): Danny Graham is among the Sunderland outcasts who have been snubbed from the Black Cats' pre-season trip to Portugal.

Doncaster Rovers: Dickov wants to sign two before Owls visit (South Yorkshire Times): Paul Dickov wants to sign two players before the weekend but may have to prepare himself for the departures of Richie Wellens, Paul Quinn and Paul Keegan.

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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