CHORLEY have been drawn away to Wigan Athletic in the first round of the FA Cup while Accrington Stanley will travel to Tranmere Rovers.

BBC coverage for the draw came from Victory Park which was presented by Mark Chapman who spoke to Magpies boss Jamie Vermiglio who said the derby clash will be a nice distraction from their poor start to their National League North campaign.

Vermiglio admitted he would have prefered a home draw but is looking forward to travelling to the 2013 FA Cup winners.

“It’s a local derby, there is a little bit of history between the clubs as we have played them a few times,” he said.

“My friends support them, my grandad supports them. It’s a local derby and that is all we could have wished for.

“You still want them to come here, bit of a boggy pitch, but it is going to be something to look forward to.”

Chorley have had a dismal start to their season, losing all five games - the most recent a 2-0 home defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

They have only won once and that came in the FA Cup, a 1-0 win over York City in the third qualifying round before receiving a bye in the fourth qualifying round.

Chorley also reached the first rounder proper last season but were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Mansfield Town.

“We have not started very well in the league so the FA Cup is a bit of a positive distraction for us and to get Wigan is great,” added Vermiglio.

Stanley, who are currently in a two-week lockdown after eight players and a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19 last week, face League Two Tranmere Rovers with all ties taking place on the weekend of November 7.

Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers was postponed while the club announced that tonight’s clash at Swindon Town has also been suspended with both clubs having reported positive tests.