Peter Wright believes there’s so much more “in the tank” after comfortably winning his BoyleSports Grand Slam group.
Snakebite beat Danny Noppert 5-2 with four successive legs to book a place in the knockout stages in Wolverhampton on Monday night.
The Livingston ace now reckons he can go on to produce even better form before the end of the year.
Wright, who now faces Rob Cross on Wednesday night, said: “There’s so much more in the tank with these darts, I believe I can give everyone a headache including Michael (van) Gerwen.
“It wasn’t that comfortable tonight for me. I just kept missing the treble 20 which annoyed me at times big time.
“But I did enough and I’m obviously happy to get through to the knockout stages. I’ve only been playing with my B game, the A game is to come yet!”
Michael Smith admits his group matches have been “the good, the bad and the ugly” after recovering from 3-0 and 4-2 down to beat Martin Schlinder.
Bully Boy, having recorded the third highest average on Sunday, was well below his best but still did enough to win his group.
He admitted: “I hope that’s my bad day out of the way. I was garbage tonight but I’m pleased just to have got over the line to win the group. It’s been the good, the bad and the ugly so far.
“I now get a day off and I’ll spend that at home with the kids. Then I can go again in the knockout stages and hopefully perform like I did on Sunday and not tonight!”
Daryl Gurney survived a nail-biting clash with Brendan Dolan to win through 5-2 and seal a place in the next round.
Dave Chisnall cruised into the knockout stages unbeaten with a 5-1 win over Lisa Ashton while Gabriel Clemens also dumped Richard Veenstra.
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)
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