Sutton United fans are set for the long walk to Wembley this summer in a bid to tackle prostate cancer.

The U’s supporters will join Prostate Cancer UK's Football March for Men on July 22 in a 15-mile trek all the way to the 'home of English football'.

They will be one of 15 clubs joining in from London and the south east of England, which include Millwall, Crystal Palace, Brentford, and AFC Wimbledon.

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell said: “The stats about prostate cancer are shocking. Hearing two men die from this disease in the course of one game of football really puts things into perspective, and this is an opponent like no other.

“I know people affected by this disease and the heartache and worry it causes friends and loved ones should not be underestimated, so if we can do something to make a difference I’m all for it.

“I wear the ‘Man of Men’ pin badge on the sidelines and know the Sutton fans will get behind the Football March for Men in July.

Money raised will go towards tackling issues of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, while providing support for those affected.

“We are proud to host one of the starting points and I’m looking forward to seeing an army of fans walking side by side with their rivals to raise awareness of this hugely important issue.”

Sutton United will kick-off the south west London leg before it visits AFC Wimbledon, Brentford, and then St Albans City, stretching through to Watford and Barnet.

Angela Culhane, Prostate Cancer UK’s chief executive, said: “I’m thrilled that our walking programme continues to gather momentum, and look forward to beating the drum even louder across the UK this year as we mobilise legions of our supporters.

“One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, and we now know this disease is the third biggest cancer killer. That’s unacceptable. We need to turn that around and the wonderful efforts of Jeff and everyone who has walked for us previously have laid the foundations.

“Thanks to the money raised we can fund more ground-breaking research, and it will also help us provide dedicated support and information to men and their families and make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear.

“We’ve got a way to go but these walks are the perfect way to take a step in the right direction.”

You can sign up for the Football March for Men, or find out more, by clicking here.