In a manner that won’t surprise readers of JR Lott’s Darts World feature, Duzza has poured water on suggestions he could triumph on debut, as reported by the PDC:
Glen Durrant has played down his chances of winning the Unibet Premier League in his debut year after soaring to the top of the table with victory over Gary Anderson in Cardiff.
Early pace-setter Durrant made it two wins from three, with clinical finishing helping him to a 7-4 defeat of two-time Premier League champion Anderson.
A winner of two ranking titles in his debut year, Durrant is on the hunt for his first PDC crown in front of the TV cameras but the three-time BDO champion isn’t expecting to lift the Premier League trophy at The O2 in May.
“I’m in a great place right now, I never thought I would be top of the Premier League at any point of my career,” Durrant admitted.
“Reaching the top four is a bit of a pipe dream. I don’t think I can win it right now, but I’m loving every minute and I just want to keep winning.
“My Premier League experience so far has been everything I hoped it would be.
“I look around the practice room and I see eight huge characters, eight of the best players in the world and I’m in there with them.
“I consider Gary to be in the top three players of all time so to beat him is an unbelievable feeling.
“My combination finishing is my biggest strength; on finishes between 81 and 119 I think I’m up there with the best in the world.
“I wish I was bullish and say ‘I’m going to finish in the top four’ but that’s not the person I am.
“I still just want to avoid being eliminated so that will be my focus until I achieve that goal.”
Durrant will play in front of another sell-out crowd at Dublin’s 3Arena next Thursday as he takes on fellow-newcomer Nathan Aspinall, who also enjoyed a fine victory in Cardiff, defeating Michael van Gerwen 7-5.