Alan Soutar has quickly become one of the most likeable players in the world of darts. The Scotsman, who splits his time between being a darting superstar and a real-life superhero, is into the fourth round of the PDC World Darts Championship for the 2nd year running and is eyeing up a dream final versus Josh Rock.
Coming from two sets down to defeat UK Open champion Danny Noppert, Soutar won twelve of the final fourteen legs to secure victory as the Dutchman simply had no answer for Soutar's barrage. "I've studied his game," Soots revealed. "In the first round he had a great first set and a great fourth set but he fell asleep in the middle and he's done exactly that again. He disappeared in the middle of the match which gave me a chance."
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Something about the Alexandra Palace stage brings out the best in Alan Soutar. As mentioned he reached the last 16 on debut last year before falling to Callan Rydz. Twelve months on he's in the last 16 again. "It's easy here isn't it?" he jokes. "I love it, I absolutely love going toe-to-toe and taking people on."
With a Quarter-Final spot on the line, it will be Alan Soutar vs Gabriel Clemens on Friday afternoon. "There's top seeds left in this and I'm not a seed so every player left in the tournament is better than me, apart from Josh (Rock) and he's catching me anyway after only one year," Soutar says. "Imagine an Alan Soutar versus Josh Rock final, the two unseeded players left. Why is it not possible? I'm not being arrogant but why can we not both make the final?"
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