Bray on return to action at behind closed doors World Matchplay: "It was a little bit strange for the first day but you sort of got into it"

Russ Bray is one of the most active referees in PDC darts and so lockdown by his own admission was a bit of a strange time.

Bray spoke about returning to work at the World Matchplay and admitted that he missed being at work and the travelling aspect of it.

He also spoke about the experience of being in Milton Keynes for the prestigious tournament and said that it was a bit 'strange'.

"It's good to be back working. It's been a miserable five months, it's been different put it that way. I've missed work, I've missed travelling; it was nice being back on the stage," said Bray to the Weekly Dartscast.

"Last time I actually called was the beginning of March at the UK Open, so then your next gig so to speak being in July, I couldn't wait for the tournament. It's a great tournament when it's in Blackpool, let alone the unusual circumstances in Milton Keynes."

"I should have been out in Australia in March and obviously the Asian Tour. You do miss that. All the travelling I do, all of a sudden I was stuck at home for four months."

"It was a little bit strange for the first day but you sort of got into it. You got used to the fact that you had the background noise."

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