Sprint hurdler is set to return to the scene of his global gold medal-winning success for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix

Andrew Pozzi will be seeking further success inside Arena Birmingham in February when he returns to the scene of his world indoor 60m hurdles title claimed earlier this year.

The 2017 European indoor champion has been announced for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix on February 16 and is looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd and against some top competition once again.

“Winning gold at the World Indoors last year was the highlight of my career, and I couldn’t have imagined doing it at a better venue, in front of my home crowd,” said the 26-year-old, who has recently relocated to Formia in Italy with a new training group.

“I know that I need a strong start to the year again in 2019, with the Müller Indoor Grand Prix the ideal way to kick off my year.

“I will be against some of the best sprint hurdlers in the world which will be tough but I am confident that the home crowd will spur me on and it will be the fantastic event it always is.”

He added: “I have a busy winter ahead of me training in a new, exciting environment to be ready for a long 2019, but preparations are going well and I know that 2019 needs to be my year, so I am ready to give it my all and give the British crowds something to cheer about.”

Major events director for British Athletics, Cherry Alexander, said: “It’s very exciting to see British talent leading the way and competing against the leading global athletics stars in Birmingham, like Andy Pozzi, who has shown spectacular form indoors over recent years so we can’t wait to see what he will deliver against a strong field in February.”