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 tomorrow 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. The second leg takes place on Saturday lunchtime.

Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic have vehemently denied reports linking them with a move for Genk striker and convicted rapist Ilombe Mboyo while Leeds United have released six players, with midfielder Rodolph Austin the most high-profile departure.

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 has lavished praise on winger Demarai Gray and believes the 18-year-old has the ability to play Premier League football, but insists the club are currently under no financial pressure to cash in on their prized asset. (Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers: Manager Gary Bowyer has told his side to embrace the club's Premiership title-winning past and insists there is no chance he will allow anyone at the club to forget the momentous top-flight success on the 20th anniversary. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Blackpool: Defender Peter Clarke looks set to leave the club this summer and is the surprise name at the top of the Seasiders' retained list with former manager Lee Clark making the decision prior to his exit in the latest calamitous chapter at Bloomfield Road. (Blackpool Gazette)

Bolton Wanderers: Cash-flow problems at the Macron Stadium look set to cost Neil Lennon and his side key out-of-contract trio Matt Mills, Adam Bogdan and Darren Pratley, with the Whites manager under pressure to plug gaps with free transfers and loan deals. (The Bolton News)

Bournemouth: Cherries boss Eddie Howe has revealed he is weighing up numerous lucrative offers for his side's pre-season schedule and has confirmed a training camp abroad is almost certain to be on the agenda ahead of their debut Premier League campaign. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brentford: Bees defender James Tarkowski has tipped teammate David Button to reach the the top and believes he has been the most consistent goalkeeper in the Championship this season after the 26-year-old was linked with a move to Aston Villa. (Get West London)

Brighton and Hove Albion: Seagulls veteran Inigo Calderon is keen to move into coaching only after piling up more appearances for Albion after signing on for another season at the Amex Stadium, but has already started to study coaching methods in Holland. (The Argus)

Derby County: Rams boss Steve McClaren has assured midfielder Craig Bryson he still has a key role to play in his side's midfield engine room and believes finding the right balance between his four central midfield options will be crucial next season. (Derby Telegraph)

Fulham: The Cottagers are chasing Bolton defender Mills but will have to see off Championship rivals Nottingham Forest in the race to sign him, with Kit Symons trying to snare the centre-back in January before settling on Norwich City's Michael Turner instead. (Get West London)

Leeds United: New director Adam Pearson believes the club are in good shape and revealed he has arrived at Elland Road to take the pressure off Massimo Cellino and help the club target a play-off bid next season with the right summer recruitment. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Middlesbrough: Boro midfielder Adam Clayton claims his side have the nous to deal with the pressure of attempting to secure a play-off final spot as Aitor Karanka's men prepare to host Brentford in what is set to be a tense second leg of their play-off semi final. (Gazette Live)

Millwall: Lions boss Neil Harris has said there will be a changing era at the club this summer after 18 first-team players were released and has revealed the decision will aid him as he looks to push the young players through to make an impression in League One. (News at Den)

Norwich City: Canaries boss Alex Neil insists he is unfazed by the prospect of his side's semi final play-off clash with rivals Ipswich going the distance because he is confident in the ability of each and every one of his players from 12 yards. (Eastern Daily Press)

Nottingham Forest: Boss Dougie Freedman is also interested in his former Bolton defender Mills, despite previously denying the prospect of a potential move with the 28-year-old set to be available on a free transfer in the coming days. (Nottingham Post)

Rotherham United: Millers captain Craig Morgan believes securing survival in the Championship trumps the promotions he has helped the club secure in recent years and believes the points deduction made the players feel as if they achieved their mission twice. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: The Owls will embark on a warm weather training trip this summer after pencilling in a visit to the Algarve, Portugal for the third time in four years, but no opponent, date or venue has been assigned for their one friendly in the region. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Player of the Year James McClean's future continues to be the subject of intense speculation, with his holiday to the US sparking rumours of a possible move to the MLS with either New York Red Bulls or Orlando City. (Wigan Today)