DARYL GURNEY is aiming to dump Lakeside World Champion Glen Durrant on his Unibet Premier League debut.

World No.5 Superchin takes on Duzza in Glasgow on Thursday night after a tough opening night defeat in Newcastle to Gerwyn Price.

Gurney faces ‘Contender’ Durrant in the white-hot atmosphere of the SSE Hydro needing to get points on the board.

He said: “Obviously it didn’t go to plan in Newcastle. The first two legs did and then Gerwyn took control with five successive legs. Fair play to him.

“It’s like any sport though, it’s about getting a reaction now and getting the right result in Glasgow. Glen will be a tough opponent but then again every player in the Premier League is tough.

“I just know it’s important to get a result and get some points on the table. You don’t want to be chasing in this league.”

 

SCOTT BAKER made a sensational start to his PDC career with a stunning run to the semi-finals of the first Players Championship.

The Mod eventually lost out to Michael van Gerwen 7-5 in the semi-finals in Wigan on Saturday evening.

But on his debut, the former BDO man beat Kyle Anderson, Stephen Burton, Darius Labanauskas, Rob Cross and John Goldie en route to his defeat to World No.1 MVG.

 

HARRY WARD was also in outstanding form making his PDC bow in the north west with a wonderful succession of wins.

The youngster beat former World Championship runner-up Simon Whitlock in his opening encounter before producing fine displays to beat Robert Marijanovic 6-2, Jan Dekker 6-0 and Diogo Portela 6-3 before losing to Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

 

DARYL GURNEY produced his best run on Sunday in Wigan, eventually going down to Chris Dobey in their last 32 clash.

James Wilson, Nathan Rafferty, Jamie Bain, Stephen Burton, Benito van de Pas and Kevin Burness all struggled to make an impact.

 

By Phil Lanning