Clayton after his heroics of the previous years in the Premier League is not producing and is left soul searching after Night Seven.
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"I did the hard work to get back in the game and then just rubbish. When you're not firing it hurts, it is what it is," said Clayton to Online Darts.
"There's good players there, you have to prove that you're good enough to win and I'm not doing it at the moment. Need a bit of luck and sometimes you don't get it and I'm not having it at the moment."