Wright Back on Diet of Success After Losing Weight
Peter Wright has vowed to get back to to a diet of success after getting used to losing weight.
Snakebite produced his best performance since suffering a gallstone scare before Christmas with a blistering Unibet Premier League win over Michael van Gerwen last week.
The colourful ace blitzed MVG with a classy display and now faces World Champion Rob Cross in Newcastle tomorrow (Thurs) night.
But Wrighty, 47, believes his form is back thanks to hard work. He revealed: “I've not been 100 percent and since Christmas I've been getting used to losing weight.
“My throw has changed a bit so I've had to see what I needed to do. It was all to do with the follow-through of throw to get them to the board, and I've got to throw them a little bit harder.
“I'm back using the diamond darts, and after coming back from Wigan at the weekend I've put all my other darts away - I've only got the diamond ones out now.
“The last couple of weekends have been good practice too,, figuring out which darts I should be using and getting my throw correct.
“All the lack of practice affected me, because normally I practice every single day. Not practising for weeks is not good for my preparation but I'm working harder than ever and that will pay off. I think I'll be fitter at the end of the days in events, especially events like the European Tour. I should start winning again soon.
“I'd played Michael on the weekend before in the UK Open Qualifiers and I came close to beating him there not playing well, so I was pretty confident that if I played half that game again and upped it a little bit that I should beat him, and I did.”
Cross has lost his opening two Premier League clashes against MVG and Simon Whitlock but bounced back at the weekend in Wigan in fine form including a win over Wright.
Snakebite admits he doesn’t care about previous results before their clash at the Metro Arena. He added: “Rob's come back into form. He's the World Champion so he's already a good player but he didn't do well in the first two weeks of the Premier League or the first weekend of the UK Open Qualifiers.
“Last weekend though he was back to normal again and his form's really good so it should be a good game. Normally when we play it's always a cracking game.
“I don't count the previous games though, I just worry about the next game. It doesn't matter if he's beaten me six times before or the other way, I'm just trying to win the game on Thursday because he's an excellent player.
“There's loads more to come from me and I'm putting in lots of hard work. I've been told by lots of people that I should be using the diamond darts, and I will. I'll stick with them and people will have to watch out because I believe I can average 120 plus.”