Cumbria will be represented at this summer's U21 European Championships after two footballers earned a call-up to the England squad. 

James Trafford, who was born in Cockermouth, will travel to Georgia and Romania next week alongside Carlisle-born defender Jarrad Branthwaite. 

Manager Lee Carsley confirmed his full 23-man squad on Wednesday, June 14 with the tournament set to kick-off next week. 

England face the Czech Republic in their opening fixture on Thursday, June 22 before further group games against Israel and Germany. 

Trafford, who plays as a goalkeeper, spent time with Carlisle United in his youth but departed for Champions League winners Manchester City at the age of just 12. 

He has spent each of the last two seasons on loan with Bolton Wanderers in League One, keeping an impressive 33 clean sheets in 74 appearances, conceding just 58 times. 

The 20-year-old, who stands at an impressive six-foot-six, will compete with Brighton's Carl Rushworth and West Bromwich Albion's Josh Griffiths for the number one spot in Carsley's side. 

Branthwaite, meanwhile, is well-known to Carlisle fans having progressed from the academy into the first team, making 14 appearances for the Blues before moving to Everton in 2020. 

A successful loan spell with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands could see the 20-year-old become a regular for both England U21s and his parent club Everton in the coming months. 

The centre-back is yet to make his debut for the England U21 side but will certainly be looking to do so this summer.

Despite the plethora of young talent in English football, the Three Lions haven't tasted success in this tournament since 1984, so Branthwaite and Trafford will both be hoping to play a big part in ending that drought.