West Brom and Middlesbrough all but book their place in next season's Championship

Yesterday saw both West Brom and Middlesbrough all but book their place in the Championship next season.

The Premier League's bottom side, West Brom were comfortably beaten 2-0 at home to Stoke City. The defeat leaves them with little chance of catching Sunderland who currently occupy 17th spot, eight points ahead of Tony Mowbray's men.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough look doomed after they were comprehensively beaten 4-1 away to Bolton yesterday. Gareth Southgate's men now have five points to make up on their North East rivals Sunderland and with Manchester United and Arsenal still to play, few would put their money on Boro avoiding the drop.

I can't say I'm surprised to see West Brom go down. All season they have played some nice football, however they have never really convinced me that they were good enough to compete in this league. It's disappointing to see a side like Boro going down. They have been in the top flight for over ten years now and despite the fact they tended to play boring football at times, they are definitely a club to be admired.

What do you think? Have either of these sides got any chance of avoiding the drop this season? Comments below please.