Liam confident ahead of Glasgow 2014

England Star , Liam Pitchford  training with the England Squard at Lilleshall .Picture Steve Parkin
England Star , Liam Pitchford training with the England Squard at Lilleshall .Picture Steve Parkin

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.