SNOOKER star Ross Muir feels it will take an impressive performance to stop him as he attempts to regain his spot at the top table of the sport.

The Musselburgh potter is top of the class in the Q Tour – the second tier of the game – as he gets ready to jet out to Sweden tomorrow (Friday).

Muir, who has been practising with four-time world champion John Higgins, is aiming to finish in first place on the Q Tour and win back the tour card he had from 2013 to 2019.

He said: “At the moment, my game is coming together really well.

“I have made a couple of technical changes and one wee change to my equipment and it seems to have been transformational.

“I have been playing so, so tight and solid recently – as today has shown, as I got a result against John in practice.

“I did well in the Scottish snooker event as well, winning the first event of the season and I am into the final for the second event.

“I’m top of the Q Tour rankings at the moment and won the first event as well.

“I have got so many things to take confidence from going forward and I am just loving snooker at the moment.”

Muir spoke to Courier Sport on Monday afternoon as he was gearing up for a busy week.

He has been called up to play in the qualifiers for the German Masters and defeated world number 110 Oliver Brown last night (Wednesday) 5-1.

This afternoon, he faces Liam Highfield.

East Lothian Courier: Ross Muir is aiming to continue his good form as he travels to Sweden. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.Ross Muir is aiming to continue his good form as he travels to Sweden. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Victory at the Morningside Arena in Leicester would mean another match this afternoon (Thursday) before quickly returning north of the border and flying out to Sweden tomorrow.

Muir was looking forward to both competitions and felt playing regularly had really boosted his game.

The 27-year-old won six matches in a row to win the opening event of the Q Tour season in North Shields at the beginning of September.

Since then, he has reached the second round of the second event and lost out in the semi-finals in the third event in Belgium.

Those performances mean Muir is top of the Q Tour rankings at the halfway stage of the campaign.

The next event takes place in Stockholm, with the final being played on Sunday.

Muir said: “The standard on the Q Tour is phenomenal.

“You have got players that have been in the top 64 for a long time.

“You have got ranking event winners in there and to be performing the way I have done so far, it is yet more proof that what I am doing is coming together.

“I actually take a lot from my performances recently and I am sure they are going to continue. You cannot predict results but the way I am playing it will take a good performance to beat me. I will be there or thereabouts.”