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Gurney Hasn't "Given up" on Top Four Bid

Daryl Gurney has vowed “I haven’t given up” on his bid for a Unibet Premier League Play-Off place.

The Derry ace grabbed a vital win over Simon Whitlock in Rotterdam last week to keep his top four hopes alive.

Superchin took seven matches to taste victory for the first time in the Premier League but has racked up an impressive 13 points going into his final three games of the campaign.

Ahead of tonight’s tough clash with Michael van Gerwen at The Manchester Arena, the World No 5 believes a top-four place is still within reach despite being three points adrift of Michael Smith, who plays twice in Manchester.

He said: “I'm not going to wish that he gets beaten in his two games, but he needs to get beaten for me to have a chance - and the way he's playing, the way he's finishing, he's too consistent at the minute.

“I don't see him getting beaten that night as he plays two games.”

Gurney suffered defeats to Rob Cross and Gary Anderson in Rotterdam before his 7-1 triumph over Whitlock saw him get back to winning ways.

Following a tricky start to his Premier League campaign, the Northern Irishman is happy with his recovery over the recent weeks which has kept him in contention to play at The O2 on May 17.

He added: “Fifth would be a good start for the first time I've played in the Premier League but I needed to win that game to keep my hopes alive.”

Night 13

Peter Wright v Michael Smith
Daryl Gurney v Michael van Gerwen
Simon Whitlock v Gary Anderson
Raymond van Barneveld v Rob Cross
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen

All the action will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports from 7pm 
and aired worldwide through the PDC's international broadcast partners and via PDCTV.

Full preview from PDC:

Story By: Phil Lanning

Date : 26-04-2018



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