Rob Cross will look to build on finishing third in the group in his first year of the Champions League of Darts when the event returns to Leicester this weekend.

Cross lost out to Glen Durrant in the second round of the World Grand Prix but speaking before the round robin event begins, he admitted he feels good and that he’s ready to go now as a result.

He believes as well that he can play better this time around after admitting his form last year was a bit sceptical compared to this year.

‘Voltage’ finally spoke about his group and said that no matter who is going to win it, they are going to have a tough time of it.

‘I feel really good, I’ve had some good time at home and I’m ready to go now,’ said Cross to Dartsnews.com.

‘I think my form last year was a bit sceptical, I was struggling in myself. Last year when I played the tournament, I didn’t play well at all and I’ll look to play better this year.’

‘I think my TV performances this year have been strong. Premier League most weeks were 100+ averages and that has given me a lot of confidence.’

‘I think it’s a brilliant group. I think if you look at the Champions League in general this year, the whole field’s strong; you’re looking at the top eight in the world and it’s going to be tough whoever wins it.’

All the afternoon’s play will be live on BBC One – click here for the full weekend TV schedule.

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Author: Samuel Gill