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Bradford City victory parade to celebrate promotion

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Media captionThousands of fans turned out for the parade

Thousands of Bradford City fans have lined the streets as the club celebrates promotion to League One with an open-top bus parade.

The parade started at Coral Windows Stadium at 18:30 BST and travelled to the City Hall in Centenary Square for a civic reception.

The Bantams were promoted after winning 3-0 against Northampton Town in the League Two play-off final on Saturday.

Manager Phil Parkinson said the victory was "beyond your wildest dreams".

Council leader David Green said: "Bradford City have achieved amazing things this season and this parade and civic reception is our way of recognising this tremendous success and the benefits that this has brought to the city and district."

Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain said he was "delighted to be welcoming the team in to City Hall for a civic reception".

"This caps off a terrific season for Bradford City and I am sure that this parade will be a fantastic event for the people of Bradford to celebrate with their team," he said.

A club spokesman said the parade would also celebrate the Bantams beating Watford, Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa to reach the Capital One Cup Final, the club's first major cup final since 1911.

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