Glen Durrant has spoke after the draw was made for the Grand Slam of Darts yesterday and said that he is fine with being in this supposed Group of Death.

Durrant, who will be competing for the BDO as their World Champion but has since switched to the PDC and made a real name for himself has Nathan Aspinall, Martin Schindler and Michael Smith in his group.

Despite that though, he is looking forward to getting back on the practice board to compete in a tournament which he says he has loved every minute of previously.

He added as well that he will be proud to represent the BDO for one last time when he competes at Aldersley Leisure Village.

“It’s being dubbed ‘the group of death’ but I’m fine with it,” said Durrant, who will face Smith in his opening game.

“You’re never going to get an easy draw in the Grand Slam anyway but that opening game against Michael is going to be massive for me.

“Now that I know who I will be playing, I’m itching to get back on the practice board tonight and start preparing for my games mentally.

“It’s a great competition, I’ve loved every minute I’ve played in the Grand Slam and if I experience anything like the high I got at the World Matchplay then it will be an amazing feeling.

“In the PDC you experience the huge disappointment of losing to Ricky Evans in the European Championship and by the time you’re on the plane home you’ve got the Grand Slam to look forward to.

“I’m over the moon to be playing at the Grand Slam and I will be proud to represent the BDO as their World Champion for one last time.”

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Author: Samuel Gill