They may have accumulated titles aplenty between them but Gabby Adcock admits she will still be feeling the pressure when she and husband Chris bid for a fourth English National Badminton Championship mixed doubles crown this weekend.

The Adcocks are top seeds at the event, which takes place at the University of Derby Sports Centre from 5-7 February.

They open their campaign against either Michael Roe and Nicola Gresty or Adam Rickenbach and Laura Woodward, a match they will be heavy favourites for.

And while Gabby knows she and Chris are down as favourites, she is adamant they can rise to the challenge.

"Everyone's expecting us to win the nationals, so there will definitely be pressure," she explained.  

"But we're so experienced now if we play well, it'll be okay. We're quite chilled about it – it'll be exciting to play."

If everything goes to seeding, then the Adcocks will face the combination of Matthew Nottingham and Emily Westwood in Sunday's final.

But Chris is confident a fast start will see them come out on top.

He said: "If we just play like we've trained everyday then we should be okay. Obviously a strength of ours is to kind of stamp our authority early on, so hopefully we can do that in Derby as well."

Sportsbeat 2016