VICTORY for City at Wembley today would be Stuart McCall’s crowning glory in football.

The Bantams boss admits that winning the League One play-off final against Millwall will even eclipse skippering the club into the Premier League in 1999 for the first time in their history.

That ended a 77-year wait for a return to the top flight – and was topped off by the infamous image of McCall falling off a car but still keeping his beer can upright.

But that will still not compare to the emotions he expects if his team are promoted this afternoon.

McCall said: “This will mean more as the manager than being captain did in 1999. Even though we got to the Premier League, a place the club had not been in 70-odd years.

“That was an incredible time and I loved every minute. But this would mean more than anything.

“I am not fearing to dream, there is nothing wrong with dreams. But the focus is on what we can do as a coaching staff, giving the lads the best preparations that we can.

"We need to give them the best instruction and organisation to go out and play the best they can be. We want them to play with freedom.

“I have been so proud of them as a unit this season. I have no doubts they will go out and do themselves justice.”

McCall is predicting an open contest between teams who fought out two draws during the regular season.

It would be the dream scenario for every City fan to see them win at Wembley with one of their most iconic figures at the helm.

But he added: “There is no guarantee on the result, games like this can be decided on one little thing - a decision, a mistake, whatever.

“We are facing a really big side and both games have been tight. But both games we have taken plenty out of.

“Millwall have some good, strong and experienced players who will relish playing at Wembley, allied with a good couple of youngsters.

“What I don’t see it being like is the Fleetwood games, being tight or anything like that.

“I always felt those two games would be tight, due to us both having two of the best defensive records in the league. But this will be different.”

Millwall strikeforce Lee Gregory and Steve Morison are hailed as the best front two in League One but McCall feels the Lions should be just as concerned about the attacking threat his team can pose.

“Everyone talks about Gregory and Morison and so they should.

“For the past couple of seasons, they have been a really good partnership at this level.

“But as much as people rightly mention those two lads, we have Wyke, Jones, Hiwula, Marshall, Clarke and Gilliead.

“That gives me confidence when I reel off those six attacking players. Throw in Nicky Law as well on a pitch like Wembley, it makes me excited.”

McCall has looked to maintain City’s usual training regime in the build-up to minimise any obvious pre-match nerves. But the squad have been practising penalties in case it goes all the way to a shoot-out.

He added: “The old saying applies now, ‘get fire in your belly but ice in your veins’. It is true.

“We have said to the lads recently, ‘play with the tempo that got us here and get about teams but when you have the ball settle because you are good footballers’.

“We need that composure and calmness with the ball. We need the desire and determination when we have not got it.

“That is what we have worked on all week. Without making a big thing of the pitches lately, we have had to temper the way we play a lot in the last couple of months.

“Certain stadiums haven’t been the best and we have had to be horses for courses, be it tactics or systems.

“But we are looking forward to this one at Wembley.”