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Team News: Liam Smith to miss out for Dundee United against Livingston

Team News: Liam Smith to miss out for Dundee United against Livingston
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Former Arsenal and Ipswich striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the Livingston squad after signing this week.

Dundee United defender Liam Smith's return from a knee injury suffered a slight setback this week, ruling him out of Friday night's clash with Livingston.

The full-back has not played since straining a medial ligament against Motherwell on August 8.

Centre-back Mark Connolly is free to face Livi after he was given a suspended two-game ban following a Scottish Football Association hearing into claims he breached Covid-19 rules during a row with a taxi driver when he refused to wear a face covering on a night out in Dundee.

Former Arsenal and Ipswich striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the Livingston squad after signing this week.

Craig Sibbald has shaken off a slight knock, which kept him on the bench at the weekend.

Keaghan Jacobs is working his way back from a foot injury, while Alan Lithgow (hip) remains out.

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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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