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Wayne Rooney and entire Derby first team squad will miss FA Cup third round tie at non-league Chorley after Covid-19 outbreak... but game will go ahead with Rams set to field academy players so they don't have to forfeit their place Derby County set to play non-league Chorley in the FA Cup this weekend But a Covid-19 outbreak has forced Derby players and staff into self-isolation Wayne Rooney and his first-team players will not be present for third round tie Instead, the Rams will field a mixture of under-23 and under-18 players  

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:52 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 15:01 GMT, 6 January 2021

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Wayne Rooney and Derby County’s first team will miss this Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Chorley amid the club’s Covid-19 outbreak - but the game is expected to go ahead.

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Seven members of staff and players at the club have tested positive for Covid-19 but in order to fulfil the fixture against National League North opposition, Derby will field a side from their under-23 and under-18 squads.

And the Daily Telegraph report that interim manager Rooney will not be present with Derby academy director Darren Wassall taking

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