It is the biggest game in European club football - and two Cumbrians have made the trip with Manchester City.

Goalkeepers Scott Carson and James Trafford are part of Pep Guardiola's squad as they prepare for tomorrow's Champions League final against Chelsea.

Veteran keeper Carson, from Cleator Moor, and promising 18-year-old Trafford, from Greysouthen, are with the 24-man squad for the game in Portugal.

They will understudy first-choice Ederson and second-choice Zack Steffen as City bid to win the European title for the first time.

Carson who is on loan from Derby, recently made his first-team Premier League debut for the club after two seasons with Guardiola's squad.

Carson, 35, was a popular pick for City's 4-3 win at Newcastle, with Guardiola hailing the west Cumbrian as "an incredible person".

Trafford's involvement in the squad for the final, meanwhile, is the latest step in a memorable season for the former Carlisle United academy player.

The teenager has stepped up to the senior ranks this season, and has been a substitute in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League.

The former Cockermouth junior player, who joined City from Carlisle aged 12, has also enjoyed regular spells training with Guardiola's first-team stars this season, as well as helping the club's development side win the Premier League 2 title.

Guardiola recently said the England youth keeper was "growing really, really well".

The final between City and Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea at Porto's Estadio do Dragao kicks off tomorrow at 8pm.

*See The Cumberland News today for a big interview with James Trafford on his season with Man City's stars.