The Championship season may have come to a close, but there is still plenty going on in the second tier of English football, with four teams still in play-off action looking to secure the third promotion slot to join champions Bournemouth and Watford in the Premier League.

Norwich City and Middlesbrough, who finished third and fourth respectively, hold the upper hand in their ties, with the Canaries securing a 1-1 draw at East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town while Middlesbrough secured a late win at Brentford thanks to a Fernando Amorebieta winner.

The defender, on loan from the Bees' west London neighbours Fulham, fired home through a crowd to give the Teessiders an advantage ahead of the second leg on Friday night, after Jelle Vossen and Andre Gray had traded goals.

In the other play-off semi-final, favourites Norwich took the lead through Jonny Howson's first-half strike but the Canaries were immediately pegged back by a Paul Anderson leveller for Mick McCarthy's men.

Meanwhile, Blackpool's disastrous campaign has been capped by news of manager Lee Clark resigning from his position at Bloomfield Road following relegation to League One.

For all the latest headlines from around the Championship, have a look at our summary below from various local newspapers and websites.

Blackburn Rovers: Manager Gary Bowyer has told wantaway Josh King that he is at the perfect club to fulfil his potential and has revealed his hope that the striker will stay as he prepares to weigh up his options this summer when his Ewood Park contract expires. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Seasiders supremo Karl Oyston will begin his hunt for a new manager this morning after Clark's exit from Bloomfield Road after it emerged that the chairman personally pleaded with the former boss to change his mind ahead of his departure. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Boss Neil Lennon ran another check on Spanish striker Sergi Enrich last night as the club continue to weigh up a move for the Numancia hitman during the summer having plundered 15 goals for the Segunda Division side in 2014/2015. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries winger Marc Pugh believes the example set by Swansea City in achieving promotion to the Premier League and cementing their place there without splashing the cash is one that his side can look to ahead of their debut top-flight season. (Bournemouth Echo)

Derby County: Rams loan striker Darren Bent is refusing to rule out the prospect of returning to the iPro Stadium on loan next season but is also willing to hear whether he will be a part of Tim Sherwood's new managerial regime at Aston Villa in 2015/2016. (Derby Telegraph)

Ipswich Town: Goalscoring hero Anderson has heaped the pressure on rivals Norwich ahead of the play-off semi-final second leg clash between the two sides after insisting no-one is expecting the smaller of the two clubs to progress to a Wembley final. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: Whites boss Neil Redfearn has claimed he will continue to plan for the future until he is told otherwise by the club's hierarchy and is determined to play an active role in organising the club's pre-season preparations until clarity is given over his position. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Boro boss Aitor Karanka has refuted the idea that he will look to play for a draw at home to Brentford on Friday evening after establishing a stranglehold on their play-off semi final with a first-leg 2-1 win at Griffin Park in the dying seconds. (Gazette Live)

Norwich City: Canaries boss Alex Neil believes his side has every base covered ahead of the pivotal play-off semi-final return leg against Ipswich after hailing the variety of players he has at his disposal amongst his first-team group following a 1-1 draw. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Manager Dougie Freedman has revealed he only wants to sign players who he believes can come in and immediately fit into the ethos he is trying to introduce at the City Ground and understands the demands of the club's fanbase. (Nottingham Post)

Reading: Royals starlet Michael Hector has distanced himself from rumours over a move to the Premier League but admits he has been delighted with his rise to prominence this season and particularly his performance in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Millers chief Steve Evans believes delivering the news of the club's three-point deduction to his players is one of the most difficult speeches he has made as a manager but feels it was perfect for galvanising the squad to secure survival. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Chairman David Sharpe insists the work now being done behind the scenes at the DW Stadium will form the platform for next season's promotion push from League One after revealing he has been in constant meetings with manager Gary Caldwell. (Wigan Today)