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Derby County to field youth players at Chorley after Covid outbreak

  • First-team squad will not make trip for FA Cup tie
  • Team of under-23 and under-18 players set to feature

Wayne Rooney and Derby’s entire first-team squad will miss Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Chorley following the coronavirus outbreak which has closed their training ground.

It is understood Derby will field a team of under-23 and under-18 players. FA Cup rules state that clubs are expected to fulfil their fixtures if they have 14 eligible players available – including from the under-23 and under-18 squads – though there is scope for appeal.

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