Daryl Gurney is determined to make his PDC Champions League of Darts return in October.

Superchin made his bow at the event last year, when it was held in Brighton. He became the first player in the history of the Champions League of Darts to win two group stage matches yet fail to reach the knockout stage. After visiting the Morningside Arena last week, the PDC world number five outlined his plans to return.

“I think it’s brilliant – a great venue.

“Hopefully I’ll be back here,” he told pdc.tv.

“I’ve got to pick up my form a bit – you never know what the other players are going to do – but fingers crossed I get to play in this wonderful arena.”

Gurney was in Leicester to promote the Champions League of Darts, and even took in a basketball game as BBL sides Leicester Riders and Newcastle Eagles went head-to-head.

“It was the first time I’ve ever watched the basketball and it’s end-to-end stuff, very entertaining. Our darts is always fast but these boys are ultra-fit,” he added.

The reigning Players Championship Finals champion looks likely to be involved in October. The Champions League of Darts pits the top eight in the PDC Order of Merit against each other. Players are split into two groups of four, with the top two in each group reaching the knockouts.

Before moving to Brighton, the event was held in Cardiff. Phil Taylor, Mensur Suljovic and Gary Anderson are the three previous winners.

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Author: Ed McCosh