Rob Cross has said that he will be adding more aggression to his game in a recent interview with LiveDarts ahead of the World Matchplay where he will take on Chris Dobey in the first round.

Cross said that he’s doing it because he believes he plays better when he’s angry and that it brings the best out of him. He even said he will add some of the aggression shown by Phil Mitchell, a character in the long running soap in the UK, EastEnders and that he hopes it will make him win more.

“I think I’ve been Mr Nice Guy for too long really,” said Cross.

“I don’t feel like I strike fear into anybody when they are on their walk-on.

“I’ve just realised at the weekend that I play better when I’m angry. A couple of times in the Premier League the crowd were giving me stick, especially in Holland.

“Suddenly that woke me up and focused my mind immediately. I had the same in Germany last weekend although the crowd were way over the top.

“Now it’s just about applying that to my game. A year ago someone reckoned I looked like Phil Mitchell from EastEnders, maybe I should add some of his aggression to the way I am on the oche and that will make me win more!”

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Author: Samuel Gill