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2019
02/05

MVG vows Gurney "won't beat me"

Dutchman ready to face Superchin battle


MIGHTY Michael van Gerwen has vowed that Daryl Gurney “won’t beat him again” before their crucial showdown in Manchester.

The Northern Irishman needs to win all his remaining Unibet Premier League matches to qualify for the O2 finals night later this month.

Gurney has won the last two televised meetings with Van Gerwen, but the Dutch star added: “He's not going to beat me again.

“If I play like I did in Berlin against him, he can beat me again but if I play like I have been recently, he won't beat me.

“I want to make sure I'm in the Play-Offs but I'm feeling confident about my game at the moment.

“I had a good game with James Wade last week and I did well at the weekend in Germany. It would be great to win in Manchester because I want to keep up this form now going to the Play-Offs.”

Play-Off chasing Gurney claimed a 7-5 victory over Van Gerwen when the pair met in Berlin earlier this season, and could put himself into a Play-Off place by repeating that success.

Gurney said: “Unless you're playing your A+ game you're going to get beaten, so it's an easy game to work out.

“Michael knows I can beat him now and I'm sure he's wary of that, but all he wants to do is smash up every player so it won't make a difference to him.

“I know what I need to do to possibly make the Play-Offs but it's out of my hands with being a point behind the top four, so I've just got to focus on my own games and keep fighting.”

2019 Unibet Premier League

Night 14 - Thursday May 2

The Manchester Arena

Rob Cross v Michael Smith

Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic

Daryl Gurney v Michael van Gerwen

James Wade v Gerwyn Price

Words: Phil Lanning

Images: Taylor Lanning