GARY Bowyer and company have shown support for "Distance for Darbs" by belting out the famous "Stephen Darby baby" chant.

The Bradford City manager, as well as new former Premier League signing James Vaughan and Richard O'Donnell, were nominated to sing the song as part of a newly formed challenge.

All three enlisted the support of some "backing singers" for their effort, which can be seen below.

Bowyer then tasked former Liverpool and current Blackpool star Jay Spearing, Chris Short and ex-Bantam manager Phil Parkinson to take on the challenge, which is rapidly gaining pace.

Other famous names have got in on the act too, with former Bantams defender Matthew Kilgallon posting his own version on Twitter last week, as well as Filipe Morais and Billy Clarke getting involved.

Former City fans' favourite Stephen Darby was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last September, in news that shocked the footballing world.

The defender, who was on the books of Bolton at the time, was forced to retire, but in keeping with his character thought how he could turn the ordeal into a positive and help others.

Darby set-up The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and several fundraising efforts have been undertaken since the charity's inception.

The next in line is the "Distance for Darbs" Challenge where members of staff at Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City will walk 65 miles across three days later this month.

It begins at Valley Parade and ends at Anfield, taking in the University of Bolton Stadium along the way.

The fundraising target is £2,500, with £840 raised so far at the time of writing.

The challenge, whereby individuals video themselves singing the "Stephen Darby baby" chant to the tune of The Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby", has sprung up as an off-shoot to the charity effort in an attempt to raise awareness.

Thousands of fans will have the chance to belt the famous chant out themselves at Valley Parade on July 14.

City face Champions League winners Liverpool in a high-profile friendly to raise money for Darby's charity.

Tickets have now sold out for the game, but you can find out more information about the "Distance for Darbs" Challenge and donate at: