GLEN DURRANT is pumped up for his Unibet Premier League return as table topper…and now wants to get his walk-on tune right.
The three-time World Champion resumes his quest for glory in his PL debut season at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes next Tuesday night.
Duzza has been the frontrunner since opening night in Aberdeen back in February but has been gutted not to be able to use his Middlesbrough legendary footie tune Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag.
Since then Duzza has had Angels by Robbie Williams and Pump It Up by Endor.
Durrant told Weekly Dartscast: “When I used to walk-on at the BDO I used to gain one or two per cent from that, the iconic song that Adrian Lewis walks out to in the PDC. It’s a Middlesbrough football club song. On Teesside it’s an iconic song for us. It used to lift me.
“My daughter chose Pump It Up but they played the wrong one on the opening night at Aberdeen!
“The Premier League has been very difficult. Even in the backroom I wondered who I’m going to pair up with, practice with. People have built up relationships over the years.
“I was surprised to see Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price practice together. I would have thought they’d been rivals.
“It took me a few weeks to get used to the whole process. Then you realise one day I’ve got Peter Wright, next Michael van Gerwen and so on. I’m up there with the elite right now.
“The games I was looking at trying to win were against Fallon (Sherrock) and I had a fantastic record against Nathan Aspinall. But they were the two games I dropped points on.
“Wins over Gary Anderson and Michael Smith were big wins for me.”
Durrant now hopes that crowds will be let back in for the conclusion of the PL on the finals night.
He added: “It was all going so well, at least I tasted a Premier League with a crowd. I also feel a little bit cheated as well.
“But I’m one of the lucky ones. A lot of people are going through very difficult times right now. Whatever sulking I did was over a very short period.
“One thing about the PDC is that the communication is fantastic. I’ve been so impressed by their professionalism.
“On a personal level I just want the Premier League to be completed. I would hate for it to have ended mid-season. It would be amazing to be playing in packed arenas but that’s just not going to happen.
“There’s now 12 nights at Milton Keynes behind closed doors. I’ve been watching the snooker and maybe there’ll be a time when we get to the play-offs and there might be reduced crowds.”
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