Lloyd discusses Durrant's darting woes: "He looks a shadow of his former self"

Glen Durrant's darting woes continued as the former Premier League and multiple Lakeside World Champion withdrew from the Super Series last week.

Durrant sent out a tweet after two whitewash defeats saying 'you can clearly see my 70 averages don't cut it'.

Colin Lloyd who himself as he admits in the latest Darts Show Podcast has been through some struggles towards the back end of his career spoke about where it has all gone wrong for the Teesside ace.

"He looks a shadow of his former self," Lloyd said on The Darts Show Podcast. "Only Glen can tell you what was going on.

"A game that he used to find so easy, he's finding very difficult at the moment. I feel sorry for Glen. He was on the crest of a wave. He came over, he earned his tour card, he came over with a bang and won the Premier League. And he hasn't been the same since. I don't know how he's going to address that."

"Something that you found so easy, you just pick your darts up, after about 10 minutes you start finding your range. The arm starts getting oiled up and you're thinking 'this is lovely'.

"But then for me personally, I can't speak for Glen, something sort of broke inside. And you're trying to fix it. You've got all the tools, but when you can't find what's broken, you can't fix it. It's a very hard thing to do.

"No disrespect to the players out there, talking about the last six months to a year, when I came off the tour. I didn't come off the tour, I fell off the tour! No disrespect to them, but there were some of them who weren't good enough to tie up my laces, and I was losing to them. And they were people that I had been in my back pocket for years. And I thought to myself 'no, that's it'.

"I just thought to myself, 'I'm not going to become cannon fodder for other players The best of luck to them, but I'm not going to be a notch for them. I'm not going to be a scalp for them'.

"So when you look at someone like Glen, a three-time BDO world champion, a three-time Winmau world master, a Premier League champ, an all-round decent egg and a hell of a darts player on his day, I feel for him. I really do feel for him.

"If he has to make that decision about whether he stays or whether he says 'stop the ride, I want to get off', he would have my 100 per cent support about whatever he wants to do. Whatever he chooses to do, that's Glen Durrant's business. That's down to him, and only he can make that decision.

"I know for one, he'd have the support and backing of his family. His friends, supporters and everybody would say, 'Listen, Glen, thanks very much for the memories and hopefully we will still see you around on exhibitions'."

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