Chorley to face Wayne Rooney's Derby County at Victory Park, while Preston travel to Wycombe in third round of FA Cup

Preston North End have been handed an away tie against Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup

Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:38 pm
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:42 pm
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Ironically, PNE have not won a game in the competition since beating Wycombe 5-1 in 2018 at Adams Park.

Since then, they have lost twice at Deepdale in successive seasons. In 2019 they were surprisingly beaten by Doncaster Rovers 3-1 and the last campaign saw them lose 4-2 to Norwich City, who were then of the Premier League.

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Chorley's reward for their shock victory over League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough United at the weekend is a mouth-watering home tie against Derby County, who are currently managed by former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, at Victory Park.

"They are a good Championship side and coming up against Wayne Rooney as well," said boss Jamie Vermiglio.

"Derby are bottom of the Championship, and they may not fancy coming to our place - we've got a chance."

The Magpies have enjoyed an epic run in the competition so far, beating Gateshead and York City in two qualifying rounds before dumping out 2013 cup winners Wigan Athletic 3-2 in the first round.

If that was good, Jamie Vermiglio's men arguably eclipsed that in the following round with a dominant display away at Posh.

Despite going behind early, the National League North side came back to win 2-1. It is the first time in the club's history that they have reached this stage of the competition.