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Preview: FA Cup - Birmingham City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Roger Johnson is likely to face his former club as Wolves travel to Birmingham in Saturday's first FA Cup third round fixture.

Saturday's first FA Cup third round tie is a Midlands derby as Wolves travel to Birmingham City.

The Premier League strugglers will be looking to pick up their first win in seven against their Championship counterparts.

Roger Johnson is likely to face his former club for the visitors, who may rest in-form forward Steven Fletcher, allowing Kevin Doyle and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to make their mark up front.

Chris Hughton's Blues could hand a start to promising teenage winger Nathan Redmond, who has impressed in European appearances this campaign.

Current Form:

Birmingham: WWLDWD
Wolves: LLDDDL

Possible lineups:

Birmingham: Myhill; Murphy, N'Daw, Ridgewell, Davies; Burke, Fahey, Beausejour, Redmond; King, Wood

Wolves: Hennessey; Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward; Hamill, Henry, Frimpong, Milijas; Ebanks-Blake, Doyle

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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