Brentford and QPR players have joined other Championship clubs in supporting the Boot The Virus Campaign. 

Players across all four English divisions have been donating signed pairs of football boots to help raise money for the NHS. 

Lifelong Preston North End supporter Kenny Marland and his partner Joanne Dalton have created the campaign to unite the football community across the UK in a bid to raise funds and the response has been overwhelming.

Kenny, who travels to every Preston home and away fixture, is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in his fourth battle against cancer and set up the campaign to repay those who have helped him and others. 

“I have a personal affinity with the NHS heroes due to my vulnerable situation," Kenny told the EFL website. 

"I am frustrated at having to stay at home when I would rather be volunteering to help the wonderful people at the NHS. 

“I was pondering how I could combine my passion for football and help out, then the idea of Boot The Virus came to me in a chat with Joanne. 

"I know times are difficult right now, but the plan is for all donated items to go to an online auction via our website, giving fans the opportunity to own a piece of sporting memorabilia with 100 per cent of the monies raised going directly to the NHS. It helps the heroes in the NHS and brings some joy to football fans by owning such an item.” 

So far, eight Brentford players have donated to the cause with Sergi Canos' pair already notching up a £250 bid whilst on-loan QPR striker Jordan Hugill has also raised some fund