A change of shirt seemed to do the trick for Judd Trump, who bounced back from a 4-0 defeat to Steve Davis to move close to a place in the semi-finals of group 7 of the Championship League last night.
Trump wore a white shirt for the Davis whitewash but changed into a grey one for the rest of his matches.
And he played very well, particularly in beating Ricky Walden 3-1, clearing up with 71 from 0-56 to win the last frame. He starts today top of the table.
Trump turned professional at 16 off the back of a very successful junior career. He did so with big expectations placed on his young shoulders.
It's amazing how quick people are to carp just because he isn't already a world beater.
Players mature at different rates. Anyone who believes that because he hasn't won a major tournament by 19 - like Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins did - he never will should think of Stephen Maguire and Shaun Murphy.
They were each 22 when they won their first titles. They are now respectively 2nd and 3rd in the world rankings.
I have faith that Judd will make the transition from being a great prospect to a title winner in the next few years.
Trump has been eliminated from the World Championship but will be in next week's China Open and loves playing so much that he probably would have been practising anyway.
Matthew Stevens, on the other hand, is already out of both China and the World Championship and so could be forgiven for rustiness yesterday.