THE Lord Mayor of Bradford has lead the ‘C’mon City’ messages as the Bantams look for Wembley glory tomorrow.
Dignitaries have united to show their support for City as they bid to defeat Millwall in tomorrow’s League One Play-Off Final and gain promotion to the Championship.
The City players’ coach left the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford for London yesterday afternoon as the club builds up for the clash.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Abid Hussain, said: “I want to wish Bradford City and all its supporters the best of luck in the play-off match tomorrow. I have every confidence in the team and their manager.
“The club have done so well and their supporters always do the city proud.
“Let’s hope that they can pull it off and bring the trophy back to Bradford. It would be massive if they won.”
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council leader, said: “Winning means such a lot to fans and to the whole city.
“We will all be on the edge of our seats on Saturday, willing them to win.
“I’m sure they’ll do us proud. Come on Bradford!”
Kersten England, chief executive of Bradford Council, said: “Our family are proud Bradford City fans.
“It’s a cracking community and family club to be part of, with great skilful football and an amazing atmosphere.
“Five of us will be going to Wembley on Saturday. Go City go #teambradford.”
The clock tower on City Hall, the fountains in City Park and the archways at Forster Square railway station will be lit in the team colours from tonight and over the weekend. There will also be Bradford City flags flying in Centenary Square.
Bradford Council staff are being encouraged to show their support for the team by wearing Bradford City shirts, scarves or dressing in claret and amber today and raising money for the club’s official charity the Bradford Burns Unit appeal.
Meanwhile, Virgin Trains will operate an extra return service from Bradford to London for fans going to tomorrow’s match, including a later direct train to help fans get back to West Yorkshire.
Prices from £36.50 each way in standard, and £47 in first class.
The outward train leaves Bradford Forster Square at 8.05am, arriving at London King’s Cross at 11.22am.
The extra return leaves King’s Cross at 8.05pm and arrives at Forster Square at 10.55pm.