Mark McGeeney, the BDO World Number 1 has signed with Dunvegan Darts. The Gladiator joins a stable with such stars as Michael Smith, Gary Anderson and Ian White all of whom have seen their title hauls improve since signing.
McGeeney believes that will be the case with him now and admits he can just focus on his game now everything is sorted for him.
He also said he wants to keep the World Number One spot and wants to win all the major BDO titles including Lakeside.
McGeeney, 42, revealed to Live Darts: “I’m over the moon to have joined up with Dunvegan. It’s a real honour and great opportunity for me.
“It’s a proper professional management team and I’ve always winged it in the past. I’ve been a one-man band all my career and it’s been a struggle at times. But now I have their backing I can just concentrate on my darts.
“I think that will make a huge difference to me. You can get caught up worrying about travel, bookings and all sorts of stuff, but now that’s organised for me and I can focus on my game.
“The sky’s the limit for me now. My game will improve now, I know that for sure and I feel I can kick on for more success.
“The likes of Tommy and Gary have done it all before. Tommy has managed world champions in boxing and darts and knows how to handle everything.
“All the boys in the Dunvegan stable have been great to me. They have great players and nice guys like Gary, Michael Smith, Ian White, Chris Dobey, Adam Hunt and Chris Quantock. We immediately clicked and that’s perfect for me.”
He added: “I want to keep that World No 1 spot and I want to win major tournaments. The World Trophy is coming up, I want to try and win that and then the World Masters and then Lakeside.
“I played Glen a month after Lakeside and beat him in the Dutch Open Final. I said to myself after Lakeside, I’m never going to let him beat me again.
“I’m also guaranteed a Grand Slam place which is something I’m really looking forward to, it’s my favourite tournament of the year. To compete against the PDC guys, it’s going to be fun.”
Author: Samuel Gill