DARYL GURNEY is ready and raring to get back into action in the Ladbrokes Players Championship in Minehead.

Superchin missed out on qualification for the Grand Slam and admits it was tough to sit out the major event.

Now he faces Robert Thornton on Friday afternoon at the Butlins Resort and said: “It was frustrating to not be in Wolverhampton. But I just used the time for extra practice and as motivation for the rest of the year.

“I’m probably a bit fresher now for the break and I need to use that to my advantage. We are only three weeks from the World Championships now so the hard work starts.”