Here are a selection of Thursday 7th August's stories from the media that cover The Football League:

Region's fans on the ball with their football knowledge (Northern Echo): North-East football fans are top of the league for their all-round knowledge of the beautiful game, according to a new study.

Ex-Aston Villa boss John Gregory on career that has taken him from Kazakhstan to Crawley (The Mirror): Donkeys pulling carts through the streets and a peasant nation stuck in the past, it said in Borat's brochure.

Sami Hyypia aiming to get 'Premier League ready' Brighton promoted at last (Mail Online): Sami Hyypia is remembered fondly on the red half of Merseyside as Big Sami, for his decade playing at the heart of Liverpool's defence.

Bury chairman says players must pass interview before signing (BBC North West Tonight): Bury chairman Stewart Day has revealed the club interviewed prospective signings to ensure they had the right attitude to join the League 2 side.

Scadding backs Edinburgh for Premier League (South Wales Argus): Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh has a job for as long as he wants it with Newport County AFC, but he's set for a move to the Premier League or Championship in the future, according to Exiles chairman Les Scadding.

Micky Mellon declares Shrewsbury are ready (Shropshire Star): Manager Micky Mellon today started the final countdown to Shrewsbury Town's season and declared - 'we are ready.'

Kevin Davies: Preston's Play-Off loss made squad stronger (BBC North West Tonight): Kevin Davies has said that Preston North End have used last season's League One play-off disappointment to strengthen them as a squad.

Cobblers boss Wilder refuses to rule out further signings (Northampton Chronicle and Echo): Cobblers boss Chris Wilder has refused to rule out making more signings this summer, but has stressed the need to keep a settled squad this season.

Ian Holloway: Millwall boss wants promotion challenge (BBC London 94.9): Millwall manager Ian Holloway hopes his side will be challenging for promotion from the Championship this season.

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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