Danny Grainger says he will show Penrith maximum respect as his Workington Reds side aim to complete a memorable double tonight.

Workington, who clinched NPL West promotion on Saturday, now aim to land further silverware in the Fred Conway Cumberland Cup final.

The county senior cup showpiece, at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park, sees Grainger’s Reds against Darren Edmondson’s Northern League Division One side Penrith.

Reds will be favourites to claim the cup for the first time since 2017 but Grainger is taking nothing for granted.

“It’s a cup I’ve got a lot of respect for, having played in it and managed in it,” said the Reds boss.

“It’s been a good competition for us to be able to get lads minutes on the pitch.

“But we will be giving Penrith the same respect as we gave Runcorn – we’ll do as much due diligence as we can and make sure we’re as ready for a cup final as we can.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game. Edmo will have his players fired up for it.”

The final will see ex-Carlisle United favourites Grainger and Edmondson in rival dugouts back at their former ground.

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Edmondson’s Penrith are fresh from a 14th-placed finish in their division, in the manager’s first season in charge.

The Bonny Blues are now hoping to lift the county cup for the first time since 2010.

Edmondson - himself a former Workington manager - admits his side will be underdogs but says Penrith will give their all in a bid to claim the trophy.

“It’s good for the chairman and the committee to get a night at Brunton Park and watch their team,” he said. “I’m chuffed from that point of view for Billy [Williams, Penrith’s long-serving chairman].

“For the players, some might not get that chance again to play at Brunton Park. You have to appreciate and make the most of these occasions.

“We’re underdogs by a mile. Reds have done fantastically well – to get promotion is brilliant and every Cumbrian should be chuffed that there’s success in the county football-wise. That can only be a good thing.

“We are going there to enjoy it. We’ve got a couple waiting on injury, so we will see where they are before the game.

“Workington will be thinking it’s theirs to win. Let’s hope it’s a good game – and lets hope they’ve still got a weekend hangover that helps us win!”

Tonight's winners will be the first club to lift the cup since it was renamed in tribute to the late Cumberland Football Association chairman Fred Conway, who died last November.

Kick-off tonight is 7pm, with entry £4 for adults and £2 concessions.