THE BROTHER of Bury-born England star Kieran Trippier has prepared a night to remember for the final of Euro 2020 at the pub he co-owns.

Fans will be gathering at the Garsdale Pub on Woodhill Street, co-owned by Kelvin Trippier brother of the England and Atletico Madrid right-back, on Sunday with the venue now fully booked for the final.

Pub manager Joanne Lomax says the competition has electrified the whole community.

She said: "It's been amazing, the atmosphere is incredible, everyone just really wants Kieran and England to do well.

She added: "He's really been putting Bury on the map."

Kieran Trippier made his England debut in June 2017 and has remained a key member of Gareth Southgate's squad ever since,

During the 2018 World Cup in Russia he scored a penalty in the round of 16 shoot-out with Colombia and the first goal in a semi-final tie against Croatia, making him the first footballer from Bury to have scored in a World Cup semi-final.

Three years on, his performances over the course of this year's tournament have helped to take the England men's team to its first major final since 1966.

At every step of the way, staff and regulars have been looking on with pride as local born Kieran made his mark.

Kelvin Trippier first became co-owner of the Garsdale in March 2020 and, after going through a tough time due to the coronavirus crisis, have found that England's success in this year's competition have been the perfect way to help bring some cheer back to the community

The pub and its beer garden were packed for England's semi-final against Denmark on Wednesday, while Ms Lomax reports an even greater level of excitement ahead of tonight's game.

She said: "It's been Kelvin and his co-owner Dale's vision to get the place ready for the Euros, making sure the big screen is ready and its been amazing seeing people come in to support Kieran and to support Kelvin as well."

Kieran Trippier himself has said he is looking forward to taking on Roberto Mancini's Italy in the final but has warned fans and fellow players not to underestimate their opponents.

Speaking after England's memorable extra-time victory against Denmark he said: “They’ve had a fantastic tournament.

“Under Mancini they’ve been unbelievable.

"I think it’s like 33 games now they’re unbeaten, you can’t hide away from the fact that they’re a good side.

"But we need to focus on ourselves, we try to play good football, exciting football to put a smile on our nation’s faces.

"We’re in a final, and it’s something for the fans to be happy about and proud of and enjoy the moment."