GLEN DURRANT has brushed off any talk of his future to concentrate on his Bwin Grand Slam clash with Peter Wright.
The Teesside terrier’s been linked with a move to the PDC circuit as the usual rumour mill goes into overdrive during the Slam in Wolverhampton.
But Duzza doesn’t want any further talk about anything but his much-awaited quarter-final battle with Scot Snakebite tonight (Friday).
He revealed: “You put politics aside. I’ve had a couple of interviews where a lot of it is about PDC and BDO, but I’m representing myself.
“I am so proud to be the Lakeside Champion. More than anyone could ever imagine.
“There’s been a lot of asking about what I’m going to do next year, but I’m proud and never mind BDO and PDC.”
Durrant has had a solid Grand Slam so far with group wins over Wright and Alan Norris before a bizarre defeat to Corey Cadby when a cut finger disrupted his concentration.
Then came a very impressive win over Dave Chisnall in the second round to set up a re-match with mohican ace Wrighty.
He added: “There is more to come. I feel so comfortable.
“I have a feeling now that, if you had asked me before the tournament, I would have said I wanted to get the quarter-finals.
“That was the question. What is success? I’d have said quarter final.
“Retrospectively, I’ll probably look back on this and think: What a week.
“But I just have to enjoy the moment. I daren’t get too excited because I’ll then probably realise that I’m in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam. I’ve got the think of the game, that’s it.
[caption id="attachment_26671" align="alignright" width="300"] Wright smashed his way through a 10-4 victory over Stephen Bunting[/caption]
“But I feel fabulous. I’m loving every second of this. It’s an amazing tournament with an amazing crowd at a fantastic venue.
“Playing Peter is an absolute honour. On a Friday night, live on the TV. What else can you want?”
Wright, who cruised past Stephen Bunting to make the quarters, knows he is in for a very tough encounter and wants revenge for the group defeat.
He added: “I told Glen that I couldn’t wait to play him over a longer distance. He played fantastic against Chizzy so I know I’ve got a really tough game.
“I actually watched him and he aims with every single dart. Some other players just launch the last dart, every dart counts to him.”
Written by Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)
Photography by Taylor Lanning