Lloyd believes in potential period of Wright dominance after World Matchplay: "Who's going to stop him"

This past weekend, the World Matchplay was won by Peter Wright and former champion, Colin Lloyd offered his thoughts on the tournament on the Darts Show podcast.

In particular, Lloyd was impressed with Peter Wright who he picked before the tournament and he believes it could open the floodgates for 'Snakebite'.

"No-one just hooks me and reels me in like that but he did. He keeps saying it's not arrogance, it's confidence, that's how good he feels," said Lloyd to the Darts Show podcast.

"He was just in total control. Who knows, I think he could go on and win the World's, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, who's going to stop him."

He also discussed Gerwyn Price who lost out to eventual finalist, Dimitri van den Bergh and how a lack of match sharpness affected him.

"It's a case of we can all practice as much as we want. Nothing beats Matchplay, you've got to get them games under your belt and get that tournament throwing. It's not just match sharpness, it's that pressurised match sharpness. The way Dimi's been playing, that foot kept creeping on that accelerator and he just pulled away and he ended up becoming the victor," he added.

On Cross and Durrant

He went to the other end of scale to discuss two players who haven't been at their best with Rob Cross failing to defend his winnings from two years ago but Lloyd admitted the signs were there.

"Rob (Cross) played well. The first round he had well over a hundred average and against Callan he missed too many shots, I don't know whether he though to himself that after Callan's win over Glen (Durrant) that he was just going to walk through the game. I don't think he would think like that because that's why he's been the prolific winner he has. But there's promising signs."

As well as Glen Durrant who on the other end, Lloyd believes needs some time away to regroup and rediscover his form.

"I don't know how much that would have hurt Glen because he knows deep down he's an awful lot better player than the one that performed up there on that night. He's got to go away and have a long hard look in the mirror, just try and break things down and rebuild it back up again, that's what great champions do."

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