Mervyn King claimed victory over James Wade on Tuesday night to reach the World Grand Prix Quarter-Finals where he will face off against Michael van Gerwen.

King spoke of how pleased he was to make it through in the end and said consistency was key to his win over ‘The Machine’.

He also sent a message to his fellow Quarter-Finalists that he is not here to make the numbers up and he is very much here to win the title.

“I’m so pleased to be through,” said King, who last reached the quarter-finals in Dublin in 2014.

“James is a classic double top and double ten hitter, but I was a little bit more consistent than him.

“I don’t think I played that badly in the first set but I missed a couple of things and he punished me, and I had to dig in just to get back level, but from the third set I started firing.

“I’m not here to make the numbers up – I’m here to win the title and I’ve always said that if Mervyn King turns up, Mervyn King stands a good chance of winning.”

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Author: Samuel Gill