STUART McCall joined a whole host of Bradford City legends from the 1998-99 promotion squad as they got back together to remember their great achievement 20 years on in the McCall and Hendrie Suites at Valley Parade on Thursday night.

Paul Jewell's men famously battled their way to gain Premier League status by finishing second, a point above Ipswich, after that memorable 3-2 win at Wolves.

The Bantams retained their place in England's top division the following season on the final day, when a David Wetherall header was enough to down Liverpool 1-0.

The likes of Dean Saunders, Dean Windass and former manager Jewell reunited to speak to a crowd of around 400 as they recalled their memories of those amazing seasons.

Auctions and raffles were held as supporters enjoyed a stellar four course meal to complement their evening spent with the ex players.

McCall, who played a crucial part throughout the era, enjoyed catching up with his former team-mates and meeting the dedicated fans.

He said: "It was great. It is always good to meet up with your old colleagues, have a catch-up and reminisce over some great memories.

"They were fantastic days and great times in all of our careers. It was really nice to all get together and celebrate them.

"In football, we always want to look forward. Having said that, there is nothing better than being able to look back on your proud history, at times.

"It was fantastic to meet lots of supporters for the first time - particularly for me, with the great relationship I have with them.

"The night went down a huge success and was really enjoyable for everyone involved."

Other former players at the event included Saunders, Wetherall, Robbie Blake, Lee Mills, Wayne Jacobs, Jamie Lawrence, Neil Redfearn, Peter Beagrie and Mark Bower.

City's director of communications Ryan Sparks thinks it is essential to celebrate the club's history.

He said: “It was a special evening for the club and everyone who attended, as we welcomed ‘home’ our Premier League heroes and marked the 20th anniversary of our promotion.

“The connection between the supporters and the Bradford City legends who attended was just as strong - two decades on from that memorable afternoon in the Midlands.

“This club boasts a rich heritage which is something we are collectively very proud of. Such events are priceless and great memories were shared and made last night.”