Rutherford goes in Glasgow

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford will gear up for the Commonwealth Games by competing at the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix in July.

The 27-year-old is out to rediscover his form of 2012 after injury ruined his 2013 season and will also go for gold at the European Championships in August.

The Milton Keynes athlete will compete alongside the likes of Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu at the Diamond League event at Hampden Park on July 11-12.

"I am super excited to start competing and hopefully have a season a bit like 2012 and put to rest the demons of 2013," Rutherford said.

"Originally I thought to myself I wouldn't do the Europeans, but now looking at the shape I'm getting into I think I'll do both and hopefully come away with two titles in one year."

Rutherford, who opted not to compete at the World Indoor Championships last month, is currently warm-weather training in San Diego, with his first European competition to come at the BT Great CityGames, the street athletics event, in Manchester on May 17.

His only competition so far this year was indoors in Birmingham in February, which resulted in an encouraging eight metres jump.

"I am looking to jump further than I have ever jumped, that's always my aim every year," said Rutherford, who is the joint British record holder at 8.35m with Chris Tomlinson.

"But I'm going to be smart with how I compete, I'm not going to compete too much. Last year when I ended up rupturing my hamstring I started competing a bit tired."