Another Championship season has come and gone, with Bournemouth crowned champions on the final day of the season as they won 3-0 at Charlton Athletic and saw Watford concede a last-minute equaliser to Sheffield Wednesday through Adthe Nuhiu to seal the title.

As Huddersfield Town's season finale at Blackpool was abandoned following a pitch invasion from the home fans, the results elsewhere saw Brentford climb into the play-offs on the final day at the expense of Derby County, who dropped to eighth with a last-day 3-0 home defeat to Reading.

Norwich City secured third spot with a 4-2 victory over Fulham, while Middlesbrough had to settle for fourth after drawing 0-0 with Brighton and Hove Albion as Ipswich Town squeezed into sixth despite 3-2 defeat at Ipswich Town.

It means there will be an East Anglian derby in the play-offs, with Boro meeting Mark Warburton's Bees side in the other game, as he looks to mastermind promotion to the top flight before his planned exit this summer.

Various clubs have revealed their released lists, with Cardiff City allowing Kevin McNaughton, Danny Gabbidon and Nicky Maynard to leave while Lewis Buxton, Giles Coke, Jacques Maghoma and Kamil Zayatte will all leave Sheffield Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Derby boss Steve McClaren has rejected the opportunity to become Newcastle United manager for the final three matches of the season despite his side's own implosion at the end of the season.

Birmingham City let go of eight players but are hoping to convince goalkeeper Darren Randolph to stay, as well as looking to sign loanees Lloyd Dyer, Rob Kiernan, Robert Tesche and Diego Fabbrini on permanent deals.

While the season may be over, although perhaps not quite in the respective cases of Town and Blackpool, there is still plenty of news to report from around the division as clubs gear up for the upcoming close-season transfer window.

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 boss Gary Rowett believes the difficult decision to release eight first-team players will help in moving the club forward ahead of his first full season in charge, with the likes of Gavin Gunning, Matt Green and Nikola Zigic all shown the exit door. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Manager Gary Bowyer has revealed he will monitor the situation regarding Alex Baptiste's future at parent club Bolton Wanderers in the hope he can lure the versatile defender back to the club next season. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Seasiders midfielder Jamie O'Hara has called on the club to rebuild itself from top to bottom following relegation from the second tier and wants to take time to assess his future at Bloomfield Road after he was offered new terms alongside striker Gary Madine. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Spanish striker Sergi Enrich is being eyed by Wanderers as a potential new signing this summer, with the 25-year-old Numancia frontman available on a Bosman amid doubts over the futures of Jermaine Beckford and Craig Davies. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe has stressed the importance of keeping star striker Callum Wilson out of the clutches of Premier League clubs, with a number of teams believed to be eyeing the 23-year-old after his outstanding season. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: Bees assistant manager David Weir is relishing the prospect of taking on Middlesbrough in the play-off semi finalsand believes his side must approach it with confidence after the football they have played under Mark Warburton this season. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls boss Chris Hughton believe he can turn the club's fortunes around in one transfer window and believes both he and the players must relish the high expectations of the fanbase following a disappointing season. (The Argus)

Charlton Athletic: Addicks' player of the year Jordan Cousins has admitted his surprise at landing the award ahead of goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson and feels it will be something to cherish for the rest of his career. (News Shopper)

Fulham: The Cottagers could be set to hand Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot an escape route from Tyneside, with the former Charlton Athletic shot-stopper fed up of playing second fiddle to Tim Krul and could be a replacement for wantaway Marcus Bettinelli. (Get West London)

Leeds United: The Whites have asked the Football League to reapprove owner Massimo Cellino as a club director, with the Italian ready to head-up the board at Elland Road again and due to retake the league's Owners and Directors test once more. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Nottingham Forest: Manager Dougie Freedman has warned supporters at the City Ground that there are no loopholes for the club to exploit to get around their Financial Fair Play transfer embargo and has pledged to tackle the issue head on this summer. (Nottingham Post)

Reading: Royals boss Steve Clarke has delivered a clear warning to his players that any of his squad who return overweight will be forced to train away from the main group after insisting his pre-season programme will be tailored to making his side a better team. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: Millers chief Steve Evans has admitted he had some difficult decisions to make regarding his club's retained list after offering terms to Craig Morgan and Ben Pringle and allowing vie to leave the New York Stadium following survival. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Starlet Louis Robles has revealed his appetite for first-team football was whetted by a first run-out for the Latics in the 3-0 defeat at Brentford on the final day, making his debut in a second-half cameo off the bench. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Midfielder Dave Edwards has revealed both he and his teammates are desperate to secure automatic promotion next season already and feels a five-match losing run in November ultimately proved the key behind them narrowly missing out on this year's play-offs. (Birmingham Mail)