CITY may still have two major obstacles to overcome before a triumphant return to the football league - victory in its play-off semi-final against Morecambe and then in the final match at Wembley.

But a York bus company has already ensured that the club can celebrate in style if it is successful.

The newly re-formed York Pullman Bus Company has offered to lay on an open-top bus to carry the team around the city centre in a victory parade.

The Pullman name was synonymous with travel in the city for decades before disappearing in 1990, but Rufforth-based firm K&J Logistics Ltd re-launched it last month after registering the company name, and it now organises guided city tours, private hire and day excursions.

Spokeswoman Louise Robson said that the old York Pullman had always had a tradition of taking either players or passengers to away fixtures.

"There's a bit of history there," she said.

"We have recently launched open-top tours of the city and thought it would be a fantastic idea to put something back by offering a bus for an open-top parade," said Louise.

City's Sophie McGill thanked York Pullman for its "very kind gesture," and said the club would "absolutely" want to stage a victory parade, were it to get back into the league.

However, she stressed that the club must currently focus on the crucial matches against Morecambe.

If York won them, it would then begin to look at a range of matters concerning the game and its aftermath, including talks with organisations such as the council and police about a parade if the team won at Wembley.