Stuart Carrington is determined to show his true colours as he prepares for a return to the Main Tour.

The 22-year-old booked his place on the professional snooker circuit – for 2013/2014 – with two victories in Sheffield last month, and will chalk up against the sport’s biggest names from Thursday next week.

With Gloucester his first destination, Carrington – who endured a tough debut season in 2011 – hopes improved consistency will make his second journey to the summit a more enjoyable experience.

He said: “I’m absolutely buzzing and couldn’t wish for anything more. I played so well, and dealt with the pressure – I woke up on the Monday morning on top of the world.
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“My aim now is to get off to a solid start. In the first year you hope to just win a few matches, which will help towards gaining enough points to push on in the second year.

“I’m a much better player now than before – my game has improved a good 75 per cent in the last 12 months. And the main improvement is with my break-building.

“When I get chances now, I punish my opponent more often then I was doing – I’m undoubtedly more consistent now.”