Former Carlisle United No2 Lee Dykes is celebrating after Brentford reached the Premier League.

Dykes is head of recruitment at the London club who yesterday beat Swansea in the Championship play-off final.

And the ex-Blues man got his hands on the trophy as the Bees toasted their momentous victory.

Dykes has been a key part of their set-up since joining them from Bury in 2019, following his earlier stint at Brunton Park under Keith Curle.

And he is not the only ex-Blues man who will enjoy life in the Premier League with the Bees - as former Carlisle manager Steven Pressley is set to join the top-flight new boys.

Pressley will begin as head of individual devlopment with the club on July 1. The ex-Blues boss's son Aaron is also with the club and was recntly named Brentford B player of the year.

Brentford's historic Wembley win came 10 years after their defeat to Carlisle United at the national stadium in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Goals from Ivan Toney (penalty) and Emiliano Marcondes inside the first 20 minutes proved enough for a 2-0 win, with Jay Fulton sent off for the Swans.

The Bees' progress since losing out to Peter Murphy's Carlisle volley in 2011 has been dramatic under the ownership of Matthew Benham.

They were, like Carlisle, a third-tier club 10 years ago - but while the Blues now sit in League Two, Thomas Frank's side can prepare for league games against Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and co in 2021/22.