A loan extended and a Premier League compliment ... plus today’s back pages and football rumours:
Dan Gardner’s opener at Cheltenham Town wouldn’t look out of place in the Premier League, says Chesterfield team-mate Gary Roberts. Full story: DT
Chesterfield winger Jamie Devitt will stay on loan at fellow League Two club Morecambe for the rest of the season. Full story: BBC
Spend even ten minutes in Conor Coady’s company and it quickly becomes apparent he is obsessed with the game. So much so in fact that Nigel Clough, his manager at Sheffield United, recently commented that the midfielder’s love of football, rather than being a footballer, will help him forge a long and successful career. Full story: SheffieldTelegraph
Chris Porter, the Sheffield United centre-forward, has warned Nigel Clough’s side are not safe yet despite scoring a major victory in their battle to avoid relegation at Colchester in midweek. Full story: TheStar
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine has been given the green light to continue his career at the club following his release from prison last week. Full story: DailyMail
Somebody might accuse me of being wise after the event but I did not think Wednesday would win against Charlton. Honest, writes Paul Thompson. Full story: SheffieldTelegraph
Stuart Gray hopes that Gary Madine will be like a new signing once he has regained his fitness. Full story: TheStar
CHRIS Martin says Derby County will need no motivation to fire them up for tomorrow’s showdown with Championship promotion rivals Burnley. Full story: DerbyTelegraph
THE significance of Chris Martin’s winning goal against Bournemouth made it all the more sweeter for Derby County’s leading scorer. Full story: DerbyTelegraph
www.independent.co.uk: David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, has as few as 12 games to demonstrate to the Glazer family that he is the man they should trust with a £200m summer transfer kitty, to fulfil their aim of winning the Premier League next season.
www.express.co.uk: TOTTENHAM progress to the last-16 of the Europa League having beaten Dnipro 3-1 at White Hart Lane to record an aggregate of 3-2.
www.mirror.co.uk: Swansea were knocked out of the Europa League after late Napoli goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Gokhan Inler put the home side 3-1 ahead.
www.guardian.co.uk: Roy Hodgson has handed the Southampton left-back Luke Shaw a first international call-up in his 30-man squad for the friendly against Denmark at Wembley next Wednesday. Jermain Defoe is perhaps the most surprising selection, however, given the striker officially leaves Tottenham to join Toronto FC on Friday. There is no room in the squad for West Ham’s Andy Carroll and although Hodgson insisted the door was not shut on the forward, his chances of making the final cut for Rio seem minimal.
www.dailymail.co.uk: Tom Huddlestone may not have reacted publicly yet about his failure to make the England squad, but his mother has done that for him. Roy Hodgson has picked his 30-man squad for the friendly with Denmark next week, omitting the in-form Hull midfielder. And his mother Maxine expressed her outrage on Twitter about the likes of Tom Cleverley getting the nod ahead of her son.
www.times.co.uk: West Bromwich Albion have tonight suspended Nicolas Anelka after the striker was handed a five-match ban and fined £80,000 by the FA for making a “quenelle” gesture during a match.