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, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has revealed the club's transfer embargo has been lifted after just six months, Tal Ben Haim and Chris Eagles are the headline names among 15 released at Charlton Athletic and Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeping coach Antti Niemi has left the club for personal reasons.
For all the latest headlines from around the Championship, have a look at our summary below from various local newspapers and websites.
Birmingham City: Blues stalwart Colin Doyle admits it will be difficult leaving St Andrew's this summer but believes his departure can be used as an opportunity to prove himself elsewhere and insists first-team football is the vital thing for his next career move. (Birmingham Mail)
Blackburn Rovers: Teenage goalkeeper David Raya has revealed his determination to challenge Jason Steele and Simon Eastwood for the No.1 jersey at Ewood Park next season after recently agreeing a new three-year contract with Gary Bowyer's men. (Lancashire Telegraph)
Blackpool: The Seasiders face a legal battle to hold onto midfielder Andrea Orlandi after a row erupted at Bloomfield Road between bosses over a clause in the Spaniard's contract which may have been triggered by mistake and could see the 30-year-old leave on a free. (Blackpool Gazette)
Bolton Wanderers: Manager Neil Lennon is ready to cut his losses with winger Rob Hall this summer, with the Whites boss attempting to generate some much-needed revenue for new signings and hopes the 21-year-old's form at MK Dons will attract suitors. (The Bolton News)
Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe has warned his players to prepare themselves for the toughest year of their careers in the Premier League next term and has challenged them to hit the ground running when they report for pre-season training in early July. (Bournemouth Echo)
Brighton and Hove Albion: The Seagulls are on the lookout for a new goalkeeping coach to fill the void left by Niemi with a potential swoop for VVV-Venlo shot-stopper Niki Maenpaa now called into question following his Finnish compatriot's departure. (The Argus)
Leeds United: Former Reading manager Nigel Adkins has reacted coolly to speculation linking him with a move to Elland Road with the 50-year-old believed to be under consideration for the managerial position if Neil Redfearn departs this summer. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Middlesbrough: Boro skipper Grant Leadbitter has admitted his side do hold a precious advantage ahead of the play-off semi-final second leg against Brentford, but has warned the tie is far from over and believes the first goal at the Riverside Stadium will be crucial. (Gazette Live)
Millwall: Lions youngsters Sid Nelson and Ben Thompson have revealed there is excitement around the club about what the future holds under new permanent manager Neil Harris, with the former delighted to see fellow youngsters being given opportunities to shine. (News at Den)
Norwich City: Canaries boss Alex Neil has shrugged off renewed speculation that his No.1 goalkeeper John Ruddy could be headed for Premier League champions Chelsea this summer and insisted it does not concern him ahead of the transfer window. (Eastern Daily Press)
Rotherham United: Millers chief Steve Evans has admitted goalkeeper Scott Loach's spell at the New York Stadium has simply not worked out and is prepared to grant both the 26-year-old and midfielder Conor Newton moves in the close-season transfer window. (The Star)
Sheffield Wednesday: Scottish outfit Aberdeen hold an interest in Owls forward Stevie May and are exploring the idea of a loan move for the 22-year-old for next season, but no official approach has yet been lodged for the former St Johnstone frontman. (The Star)
Wigan Athletic: The Latics' hopes of keeping hold of Jermaine Pennant for their League One campaign have been plunged into doubt after the winger conceded he still harbours ambitions of performing in the Premier League before he calls time on his career. (Wigan Today)
Wolves: Confident full-back Scott Golbourne feels there is no reason why the Molineux outfit cannot target the Championship title next season after only narrowly missing out on a place in the top six after gaining confidence from an impressive return to the second tier. (Birmingham Mail)