The Championship season may have come to a close, but there is still plenty going on in the second tier of English football, with Norwich City and Middlesbrough set to contest the Championship play-off final a week today following their respective wins over Brentford and Ipswich Town.

Aitor Karanka's Boro side saw off the Bees 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium on Friday night to triumph 5-1 on aggregate as Mark Warburton bowed out with the west London outfit in defeat.

Norwich then benefited from a Christophe Berra red card as they saw off Mick McCarthy's men in the second play-off semi as the Canaries triumphed 3-1 in the fourth East Anglia derby of the season.

Meanwhile, Brentford have signed former German youth international Akaki Gogia after the 23-year-old's release from Hallescher FC and Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey has been suspended by the club after failing a drugs test.

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 revealed his delight at seeing key duo Matt Kilgallon and Lee Williamson pen new contracts at Ewood Park, as rumours of a loan move for Manchester City midfielder Seko Fofana heat up. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: The Seasiders could be plunged into further chaos as it emerged there are doubts over the future of Costa Rican midfielder Jose Cubero due to work permit issues, despite a clause being activated for him to stay at the club for another 12 months. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Whites boss Neil Lennon has revealed he does not want to be left relying on the loan system to bail the club out once more next season and insists he is looking to have the majority of his players contracted to the club. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe has admitted he will weigh up the possibility of loaning out some of his squad players next season but insists defender Baily Cargill will be staying put at Dean Court as the 19-year-old looks to break into the first team. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: A host of Bees players will find out what their future holds this week when they meet with club officials as new co-directors of football Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles look to put their stamp on the squad with a new era set to get underway. (Get West London)

Ipswich Town: Defiant boss Mick McCarthy insists his side will be stronger for their play-off heartache suffered against Norwich City and pointed to his managerial history to indicate that teams who play under him tend to win the division the next season. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Middlesbrough: Boss Karanka believes his side will be able to cope for their Wembley play-off final trip to face Norwich City if Patrick Bamford cannot prove his fitness in time to face the Canaries , with the Spaniard placing full faith in Kike and Jelle Vossen . (Gazette Live)

Millwall: Lions boss Neil Harris has revealed he is still working on continuing to draw up a list of targets in preparation for next season's League One campaign as a revamp takes place at The New Den after the recent release of 18 players. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Canaries boss Alex Neil claims his side won't head to Wembley as tourists as they look to clinch a Premier League place at the expense of play-off final rivals Middlesbrough , with the Scot plotting a way of getting past Karanka's side. (Eastern Daily Press)

Rotherham United: Millers boss Steve Evans has claimed he is ready to make six or seven quality summer signings to bolster the squad ahead of next season with consolidation the target for the New York Stadium outfit following survival. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls midfielder Jose Semedo has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is close to signing a new contract at Hillsborough with the Portuguese joining Chris Kirkland, Glenn Loovens, Kieran Lee and Chris Maguire in being offered fresh terms. (The Star)

Watford: Hornets boss Slavisa Jokanovic has claimed he is not close to signing a new deal at Vicarage Road, despite suggestions new terms are on the table for the Serb, but has once again stressed that it is his preferred option to stay at the club after promotion. (Watford Observer)

Wigan Athletic: Chairman David Sharpe has claimed the Latics will look to make as many as 15 new signings this summer in what looks set to be another summer of mass upheaval at the DW Stadium and insists the club are embracing the challenge. (Wigan Today)