A NIGHT of nostalgia in honour of City's Premier League heroes can only help further the club's current feel-good factor, insists Gary Bowyer.

The Bantams will party like it's 1999 tonight when they hold a Premier League Anniversary Dinner to celebrate their promotion to the top flight 20 years on.

A host of City legends, who represented the club during this era, will attend. These include former player and manager Stuart McCall and his team-mates David Wetherall and Robbie Blake.

Other names from the era who will be at Valley Parade will include current Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore, Dean Saunders, Dean Windass and Bradford (Park Avenue) boss Mark Bower.

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The Bantams gained promotion to the top flight after finishing second on 87 points in Division One in 1998-99.

They would go onto spend two years in the Premier League, initially under Paul Jewell, until they were relegated at the end of the 2000-01 campaign, with Windass finishing as the club's top scorers in both seasons with eight and 10 goals respectively.

In 1999-2000, they avoided relegation with just 36 points, then a record low to stay up, after defeating Liverpool 1-0 in the final game with a headed goal from Wetherall at Valley Parade.

City fans old enough to remember the promotion season before this two-year stint in the big time will no doubt enjoy tonight's trip down memory lane, with Bowyer happy to join in.

The 2019 crop of City players may not be scaling the heights of their predecessors from 20 years ago, but there is certainly a good relationship between the squad and the fans in their League Two campaign following their relegation last year.

Bowyer, who will be attending the event alongside his coaching staff, is convinced the positive nostalgia push can further rub off on him and his squad.

He said: "We should go, it's the history of the club. I'm looking forward to it, seeing who attends. It will be a good evening.

"Ever since I have come in I have made the players aware of the history of the club they are playing for.

"It's important they know what the club has achieved and ask them to remember these players and what they have achieved and for them to feel inspired. Fortunately it has carried memories that have lived with the fans.

"I was taking my first steps in coaching at Ilkeston Town when Bradford were in the Premier League. I had just done my A licence, I was 28.

"I remember people like David Wetherall and Stan Collymore. I was a young pro at Forest when Stan was there. I was at Blackburn Rovers as youth team coach when Dean Saunders was first team coach under Graeme Souness. We remember these names and these teams."