Peter Wright comes into the Premier League after winning his second world darts championship a month ago and snakebite is looking to add the premier league to his long list of major honours.
Wright has been a premier league regular since 2014 but has yet to win the tournament. His best result was a final defeat back in 2017 with a narrow 11-9 loss to Michael Van Gerwen in which the Scotsman missed six match darts.
“I’ve actually put more practise in from what I did from the world championships so hopefully I benefit from that. Obviously, I want to win as many of these mini-tournaments as I can”.
The new format has been introduced this year as the PDC decided it was time to change the way the premier league was going to run.
Snakebite like many others has seen this change as a step in the right direction for the tournament.
“I think it’s personally great, I’d rather be playing potentially three games a night than just one. A win in these mini-tournaments will be good as well going into other tournaments like the UK Open after beating the best players in the world”
Wright has also hinted that we might be seeing yet another new set of darts with the tournament set to kick off tonight.
“I’ve always got new sets of darts; team Red Dragon has always looked after me. I always look for that one or two percent that keeps me in front of everyone else and that’s what I look for in my improvement”
Wright will take on Michael Smith in the third match of the night in what will be a repeat of the final they had a month ago but remains wary of the threat that Smith possesses.
“I’m confident in a way and you have to have the confidence to go beat anyone in front of you, that game was totally different and that was for something else. It’s over a shorter distance as well so you have to be starting off really well”.
Words: Harry Masterson