ARLEN Birch is still pinching himself after helping Chorley make FA Cup history.

The Ellesmere based defender helped the non league side beat Derby County in the third round to set up a fourth round clash with FA Premier League giants Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Birch told freelance journalist Jonny Drury anything could happen in the next round as his side bid to continue writing FA Cup history in a season like no other.

Birch said: “It was a great occasion and a great result, and everyone saw the scenes in the changing rooms after the game,” said Birch. “It is massive for the club, huge. It is history really.

“In a few years time it will still say Chorley won in the FA Cup third round, and it will say we beat Derby County, not the under 23s.

“So it is still a massive achievement and everyone at the club is delighted.”

Pop star Adele has become the unlikely muse of the club’s FA Cup run with the players fans of her hit song ‘Someone Like You’.

As they have done after every game in the FA Cup this season the Chorley players were filmed belting out a rendition ‘Someone Like You’, by Adele.

Every time they have attempted to get a like or a comment from the singer herself by posting the video on social media, and their third round heroics seem to have done the trick.

“It was surreal. We posted it to her after Wigan and we got nothing, then Peterborough and we got the same, and then she liked this one,”said Birch.

“I think it was something like the first thing she had liked since joining Twitter, which is a bit crazy really.”

Chorley can now look forward to a mouthwatering fourth round tie with Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers later in the month.

Beyond that, they could potentially face either Southampton, Shrewsbury or Arsenal, depending on results in other ties.

But Birch and his team mates aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

The defender added: “It is a great draw.

“A mate of mine is the grandson of Wolves legend Ron Flowers, so he was on to me straight away after the draw. To get any Premier League club is massive for us, it is a huge draw for the football club.”

Birch added: “If we beat them it’ll probably be the biggest upset there has been, then beyond that there is already the fifth round draw.

“But we aren’t silly or naïve enough to be getting ahead of ourselves and it is back to work first.”

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