A group of ex-footballers will visit Goodison Park this month after a three-day tour of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.

The walk titled ‘March of the Day’ will support former Liverpool player Stephen Darby and Marcus Stewart, who played for eight Football League clubs between 1991 and 2011.

Former Everton and England midfielder Peter Reid will be accompanied by Jill Scott, Paul Scholes and 40 other ex pros who will walk 175 miles.

The route will involve visiting 17 stadiums, starting on Thursday 22 March at Valley Parade, home of Darby’s former club Bradford City who he captained.

Darby, 35, set up the Darby Rimmer MND foundation after his diagnosis in 2018 with aim to support families and look for a cure for the condition.

On the first part of the route through Bolton, the group will wear blue t-shirts bearing the name of Stewart, switching to red shirts with Darby’s name from Bolton onwards.

Goodison Park
Goodison Park

“The response has been incredible and it’s sure to be a very special weekend for everyone taking part. The support and generosity from everyone involved is overwhelming. The support means the world to the Foundation.

“When those who are diagnosed with MND see people showing their support through events like this one, it gives us the strength to keep fighting daily.

“Together, we can make a positive impact on MND and hopefully one day we will see a cure for this disease.” said Darby in an interview with the EFL.

The former right-back retired at 29-years-old following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease.

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