Stuart McCall fears he will remember his testimonial season for all the wrong reasons.

The City legend is set to bow out at the end of the campaign with his place in Valley Parade folklore secure.

But McCall is desperate not to hit the ultimate bum note by saying farewell with relegation to Division Two.

He said: "The sad thing is that this is probably the worst season I've ever had. It's been a nightmare.

"We know we've let everyone down, not just ourselves.

"Last season by Christmas it was looking inevitable. This time we started so well and having kept the squad together were very hopeful - but for different reasons it's turned out a total disaster.

"Now nobody can get us out of trouble but ourselves. We've had so many injuries and we've got a few lads playing with injuries, but we can't make any excuses.

"Feeling sorry for ourselves won't change a thing. We have to get two or three wins on the board as soon as possible."

McCall was given a one-year deal by Jim Jefferies last summer and has once again given his all for the Bantams.

But he takes no comfort from his personal performance while the team wobble on the edge of a second successive battle for survival.

"We strung together a run of results a couple of weeks ago and after beating Nottingham Forest we had an eye on moving up to mid-table.

"With Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport the next games, we should have been pushing up. But instead it's not worked out like that and now it's going to be another battle to stay up.

"Hopefully in the next two or three weeks we can get the points on the board to stay out of trouble. But it's going to be difficult.

"And whatever happens, there will have to be a big job rebuilding for next season."

McCall, 38 in June, is unlikely to be part of that and has announced plans for a grand send-off against Rangers at Valley Parade on Sunday, April 28.

It would be a fitting finale between the two clubs he has served so well during an illustrious career.

And McCall is determined the testimonial game will not turn into a wake following a desperately disappointing campaign.

He added: "I know it's probably going to be my last game for the club so it would be nice to go out on a high.

"There would be nothing worse than us getting relegated the week before. This season has been terrible but that is something we don't want to think about. It's up to us to make sure it doesn't happen."