Table tennis ace Liam Pitchford will begin his assault on the Commonwealth Games gold this week, as Glasgow 2014 gets under way.
The 20-year-old from Chesterfield will be hoping to emulate the success of four years ago when he won doubles bronze and a team silver.
England’s number one has learned a lot since then and said the experience at Delhi will benefit the young team this time around.
He said: “We’ve been in this position many times before so we know what to expect. I think we’ve done well leading the team this season.
“I think this time we’re in a better position than we were in Delhi. Everyone has improved a lot and the rankings are a lot better.”
Pitchford secured a second double national championship earlier this year before he reached a career best high of 54 in the world rankings.
He is a number four seed in Glasgow. The games begin today (Thursday). Check www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk for updates.