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Dundee United's weekend match against Rangers has been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Tannadice chairman Eddie Thompson.

Thompson, 67, lost his long fight against prostate cancer in the early hours of Wednesday.

Scottish Premier League executive chairman Lex Gold described the death of Thompson as "a great loss to our game" and the SPL confirmed Saturday's match at Ibrox would be rescheduled for a later date.

Gold said: "At this time our thoughts are with those close to Eddie. We send our condolences to his wife Cath, children Stephen and Justine, their families and all at Dundee United.

"Eddie's incredible enthusiasm for Dundee United, the SPL and football in general made him an inspiration to many. He is a great loss to our game.

"On a personal level, I am pleased to have been able to work with Eddie and I will miss his support, encouragement and insight."

The SPL also confirmed there would be one minute of applause for Thompson before all other top-flight games in Scotland this weekend.

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