Derby County are hoping the gamers can go back to training later on this week ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash against Rotherham United.

The Rams announced a week ago that “numerous first-team employee and players” had evaluated favorable for COVID-19.

Derby’s Moor Farm training school was closed and the entire first-team squad and personnel needed to take the precautionary measure of going into self-isolation for 10 days.

It meant they missed Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie versus Chorley at Success Park. The Rams had to field a team of gamers from the under-23 and under-18 teams, and a side with a typical age of just 19 lost the tie 2-0.

The first-team team is due to go through a new round of coronavirus testing, potentially today, to see if the training ground can reopen.

Derby’s video game against Rotherham is at Pride Park Stadium, start 3pm.

The Rams and Rotherham being in the bottom 3. The Millers are 23rd and 3 points behind Derby with two video games in hand.