Cross is up for Wright fight
Voltage can't wait for Grand Slam clash
REVVED-UP Rob Cross admits he has adopted a “goldfish mentality” as he aims for more major titles.
The Hastings star takes on Peter Wright on Wednesday night in a mouthwatering last 16 clash of the BoyleSports Grand Slam.
Cross revealed his disappointment at patchy group performances but has vowed he can now deal with any setbacks.
He said: “It’s important to forget about any niggles or when things don’t go right in matches. I call it my goldfish mentality. You just forget it immediately and keep looking forward, never back.
“It’s a bit like a golfing strategy that you forget the last hole no matter what has happened, just concentrate on the next one.
“It’s working really well so far. To be fair I always focus on the future, I don’t dwell on things that have happened in the past.
“I also think it keeps your mind fresh, that’s very important not to get bogged down going over things time and again in your head.
“That’s helped to keep me feeling re-energised all year. I’ve used my downtime far more and taken the right breaks.”
Voltage now faces Wright in the first knockout stage of the Slam in Wolverhampton which is set to be a cracking tie.
Snakebite has stated with some tongue-in-cheek that it will be a good warm up for his quarter-final later in the week.
Cross said: “I don’t think Peter was being cocky, he likes to have a joke. I don’t get wound up by stuff like that, it’s not my style.
“I like a bit of banter and we get on well. I’m looking forward to it, it will be tough because Peter is playing better right now. But I’m right up for the fight.”
Words: Phil Lanning
Images: Taylor Lanning
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