GAMEDAY PREVIEW: GREAT BRITAIN v SLOVAKIA

Great Britain take-on Slovakia in their second game in Group A of the World Championship at the Olympic Sports Centre in Riga (10:15am face-off UK time).

Liam Kirk scored his first GB goal yesterday in their 7-1 defeat by Russia, Ben Bowns won his 50th cap and there were debuts for David Clements, Lewis Hook and Josh Tetlow.

Slovakia began their Group A campaign on Friday with a 5-2 victory over Belarus with Kristian Pospisil scoring twice.

Great Britain captain Jonathan Phillips is set to win his 99th cap today, one shy of becoming the third player after Ashely Tait (110) and David Longstaff (101) to reach the century mark.

Head-to-Head
1993 Olympic Qualifiers – GB 1-7 Slovakia
1995 World Championship – GB 3-7 Slovakia
2019 World Championship – GB 1-7 Slovakia

GB and Slovakia have met three previous times with Slovakia coming out on top each time.

Their most recent was the 2019 World Championship where Mike Hammond scored for GB in a 7-1 defeat, scoring the third of his four goals in the tournament.

How to watch
The game is live on FreeSports in the UK and their coverage begins at 10am UK time.

Commentary will come from four-time Olympic broadcaster Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey who won 55 caps between 1995 and 2001, scoring 28 goals and contributing 24 assists for 52 points.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and via the FreeSports Player.