Chorley are nearing full fitness ahead of their FA Cup third-round tie in your home to Derby.

The only enigma for supervisor Jamie Vermiglio is over the status of Sean Miller.

The forward has been out given that suffering an injury in the second game of the season and though he has returned to training, Saturday’s match might come prematurely for him.

Andy Halls and Harry Cardwell have both returned from the injuries which sidelined them prior to the turn of the year, with both amongst the substitutes last week at AFC Fylde, where the latter made a late appearance.

Derby will lack their entire first-team team for the journey.

A coronavirus break out at the club, with numerous first-team players and personnel screening positive, has caused everybody else within that bubble going into self-isolation.

In the lack of interim manager Wayne Rooney, advancement coaches Pat Lyons and Gary Bowyer will organize a group making up of eight under-23 gamers, with the rest comprised of the under-18s.

Lyons confirmed Bobby Duncan remains in the squad, with the former Liverpool forwrd poised to make his debut for the Rams following his move from Fiorentina in September.

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