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Peter Wright has vowed to stop ‘stupid’ tinkering with his darts ahead of crucial Premier League run-in

The race for the top four heats up in the Premier League… Darts.

Forget Tottenham’s tussle with Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham for Champions League football next season as the real battle is about James Wade, Peter Wright, Joe Cullen and Gerwyn Price as they push for a place in The 2022 Cazoo Premier League Darts play-off continues in Aberdeen on Thursday evening.

Just seven points separate Wade in third and Price in sixth, with all four having had winning nights so far this season. A second for one of the four – and the five points that go with it – on Thursday night would go a long way to securing a top-four spot, with just five more nights until the play-offs in Berlin on June 13. .

Premier League darts: Peter Wright eyes victory in Aberdeen as race for top four heats up |  Darts News

Premier League darts: Peter Wright eyes victory in Aberdeen as race for top four heats up |  Darts News

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Ahead of the Premier League’s visit to Aberdeen, we dug into this 2010 classic where Raymond van Barneveld hit a stunning nine-dart finish against Terry Jenkins

Ahead of the Premier League’s visit to Aberdeen, we dug into this 2010 classic where Raymond van Barneveld hit a stunning nine-dart finish against Terry Jenkins

Wright and Cullen are second on the oche Thursday night in a showdown between fourth and fifth, while the night ends with a tantalizing clash between Price and current table boss Michael van Gerwen.

Jonny Clayton opens proceedings against Gary Anderson, the Scot currently bottom of the table and who desperately needs a nighttime win to get back into the mix, while Wade’s quest for back-to-back nighttime wins begins against Michael Smith, still looking for a first, in the last quarter.

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In 2012, Phil Taylor had a second nine-dart finish in the Premier League at Aberdeen against Kevin Painter

In 2012, Phil Taylor had a second nine-dart finish in the Premier League at Aberdeen against Kevin Painter

Aberdeen has also proven itself serving up Premier League fireworks, with two nines thrown before – Raymond van Barneveld in 2010 and Phil Taylor in 2012. Could we see a third thrown 10 years after Taylor’s?

Thursday’s Premier League Darts will also feature a tribute to Nigel Pearson, who died aged 52 on Good Friday. Pearson has commentated as part of Sky Sports’ darts coverage for more than 15 years since joining in 2006.

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Sky Sports remember commentator Nigel Pearson who died aged 52

Sky Sports remember commentator Nigel Pearson who died aged 52

Wright vows to quit ‘stupid’ DIY and win in Aberdeen

Peter Wright will be hoping a return to his World Championship-winning darts will allow him to regain his form and “blow everyone off the board” in the Premier League play-off race.

World No 1 Wright, who hasn’t won a night since the 2022 opener in Cardiff in February, says he’s done with constantly chopping and changing his darts.

“When I arrived from Munich this week, I told myself to stop playing with all those darts,” Wright said. “I’m tired of giving people chances.

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Hang on to the tissues because this one is a teardrop! Watch the most emotional moments in darts history, featuring Michael Smith, Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting

Hang on to the tissues because this one is a teardrop! Watch the most emotional moments in darts history, featuring Michael Smith, Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting

“I changed my darts stupidly, that’s why the results were up and down.

“One minute I’m averaging over a ton and the next second in the same night I’m averaging 80 – that lack of consistency doesn’t win you games.

“Now is the time to buckle down and use the golden ones [darts] and eject everyone from the board.

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Take a look at all the highlights from Week 10 of Premier League Darts in Manchester

“I have important things to come; there aren’t many weeks left in the Premier League to qualify for the play-offs and be fit for New York which is approaching.

“There’s also the World Cup and I have to make sure I’m playing well so that John (Henderson) doesn’t have to carry me!”

Wright, who brought the World Cup home to Scotland for the second time in 2021 alongside Henderson, is sure to be warmly received on the Aberdeen stage and is aiming to win “all night”.

“It’s great to have a homecoming as world champion and world number 1,” Wright continued.

“Joe (Cullen) is full of confidence but I’m here to win, that’s my job. I think I’m going to win this game and all night.”

Premier League darts: Peter Wright eyes victory in Aberdeen as race for top four heats up |  Darts News

Joe Cullen takes on Peter Wright in the second quarter-final of the night in Aberdeen

Premier League 2022
Night 11 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Quarter-finals
Jonny Clayton vs. Gary Anderson
Peter Wright vs. Joe Cullen
James Wade vs Michael Smith
Gerwyn Price vs. Michael van Gerwen

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