Carlisle United will make "at least" another £1.1m from the progress of three former academy stars, the club have confirmed.

United's latest accounts show that the Blues are entitled to that seven-figure amount following the transfers of James Trafford and Dean Henderson, and the progress of Jarrad Branthwaite.

The club, though, added that the "cash will inflow over a longer period" from the deals involving the Premier League trio.

Trafford's move to Burnley from Manchester City and fellow goalkeeper Henderson's switch from Manchester United to Crystal Palace meant sell-on funds were due to the Cumbrians.

Both keepers were in Carlisle's youth system before moving to the top-fight. Branthwaite's emergence as a Premier League regular for Everton has also had benefits to United - the Wigton defender having moved from the Blues to Goodison Park in January 2020.

In a club statement accompanying the accounts, United via chief executive Nigel Clibbens confirmed: "Transfers of James Trafford and Dean Henderson in the Summer 2023 window and emerging success of Jarrad Branthwaite will result in significant Player income in 23/24 of at least £1.1m.  Cash will inflow over longer period."

The full amount that has become due to the Blues is £1,109,206.

Both Branthwaite and Trafford are in the current England senior squad for tonight's game against Belgium, while Henderson has one England cap to his name so far.

Clibbens has previously said that "significant" financial benefits could come to Carlisle should Branthwaite make a big-money move away from Everton. The defender has been linked with clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United, while The Mirror this week claimed Manchester City were also monitoring Branthwaite.

United's audited 2022/23 accounts showed how the Blues won promotion last season despite relatively modest spending on the team.

The figures also showed United posted a loss of £665,000 but record income and turnover.

Significantly, the club's auditors for the first time in several years said there was no material risk to cast doubt over the Blues' going concern status - a consequence of the Piataks' takeover and dealing with the £2.4m debt to Purepay Retail Limited, which was bought by the Americans' Castle Sports Group and is in the process of being "forgiven".