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Article: Ross The Boss Aims to Psyche Out MVG

Ross The Boss Aims to Psyche Out MVG

ROSS MONTGOMERY is hoping that he can psyche out Michael van Gerwen thanks to HYPNOTHERAPY. By Phil Lanning The East Kilbride ace makes his debut in the bwin Grand Slam on Saturday night against the mean, green winning machine. But BDO World No 5 Ross The Boss is aiming to get a headstart over MVG and Slam rivals thanks to his therapist. He revealed: “I spoke to my therapist this week and we’ve just talked through all the different scenarios. “I could get beat 5-0, I could win, anything can happen. But the main thing is that I enjoy myself and play well. That will keep me on track to get results in the next two group matches against Rob Cross and Joe Murnan. “Quite a few players are using hypnotherapists these days. It just helps with confidence and alleviates some stress before a big game. “My therapist makes up a disc and I stick the headphones on and listen at night. I take it all in and probably fall asleep. “He says all the right stuff. This week hasn’t been just him repeating ‘I will beat Michael van Gerwen, I will beat Michael van Gerwen’. It’s far more sophisticated than that! “It can have an amazing effect to be honest. It’s helped my game enormously and I hope it can help me this weekend. “I’m playing well, up to World No5 in the BDO and I go into the Grand Slam knowing that I can get results. “It’s a tough group, but there are no easy ones. Rob is in the form of his life and Joe is also a very good player. But with the short format in the group stages, it’s a great leveller. “In the BDO we are used to best of nine legs, so every match we play is vital to start well. That may help me you never know.” Former American Football player Montgomery, 55, has got one thing in common with MVG - they both suffer from Bursitis. The EK star has it in his elbow while the Dutchman in his foot. But that won’t stop the Scot trying to give the World Champion the elbow on his favourite patch in Wolverhampton. He added: “I’ve had a few problems with my elbow but it has gone away right now. Sometimes I can just wake up in the night and it’s agony. “It can lead to gout apparently so it’s something I need to keep in check but I’m injury free right now. “I like playing in Wolverhampton, it’s been a good stomping ground for me in the past winning a couple of tournaments. I beat Jamie Hughes in the BDO Open in Wolves earlier this year. “There’s also a cracking Italian restaurant in Wolverhampton that my wife and I love going to. Hopefully I’ll get a good few results at the Slam and treat myself to something like lobster or any other seafood!”

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