Former Boro player Jamie Vermiglio's Chorley to take on Premier League Wolves at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup
Former Boro player Jamie Vermiglio will be pitting his wits against Premier League big guns after his Chorley side were drawn at home against Wolves in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
And should Chorley win that, there is the possibility that they could host reigning FA Cup holders Arsenal in the fifth round.
The Magpies will take on Nuno Espírito Santo's men on the weekend of January 23 and 24.
The clash will be a repeat of the 1986 first-round clash between the sides when Chorley knocked out Wolves.
Wanderers were then of the old Third Division and ended up getting relegated to the bottom tier at the end of that season.
With current chairman Ken Wright as first-team manager the Magpies played out two 1-1 draws, before defeating Wolves 3-0 at Bolton Wanderers' former ground Burnden Park
Should they get past Wanderers, the Magpies will face either Southampton/Shrewsbury Town or Arsenal at Victory Park.
Vermiglio was thrilled to pull out Premier League opposition, he said: “We really wanted Premier League opposition. There’s a bit of history there.
“Chorley beat Wolves 3-0 in 1986.– we just need to do that again .
“Ken Wright our chairman was the manager then.
“He has been around the club for many years so it’s a big draw for him and a big draw for everyone.
The Magpies defeated Derby County at Victory Park on Saturday 2-0 in the third round, thanks to goals from Connor Hall and Mike Calveley.
The Rams were the third Football League outfit Chorley have knocked out of the cup this year.
In the first round, they came back from 2-0 down to beat Wigan Athletic 3-2 after extra time at the DW Stadium.
They followed that up by beating Peterborough United 2-1 at London Road in the second round.
In the qualifying rounds, Chorley got the better of Gateshead and York City.
Vermiglio joined Boro from Chorley in July 2006 and played 40 matches, 34 in the Conference North, four in the FA Cup and two in the FA Trophy.
He scored five goals from midfield in Scarborough FC’s final season before the club was wound up, and played in the club’s last ever game, the 1-0 win at Hucknall Town on April 28 2007.