Derby have given Chelsea permission to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
West Brom have opened talks with Lincoln boss Danny Cowley as they step up their hunt for a new manager.
Middlesbrough are considering rivalling West Brom for Lincoln boss Danny Cowley, Press Association Sport understands.
Lincoln boss Danny Cowley will cost West Brom £500,000 if they want to take him to The Hawthorns.
It proved to be a bittersweet afternoon for Colchester manager John McGreal whose side missed out on a play-off spot despite thrashing Sky Bet League Two champions Lincoln at Sincil Bank.
Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley warned his players that they will have to improve on their finishing if they are going to make an impact in League One.