Peter Wright has set his Premier League aspirations high after becoming world champion.

The Scot sealed his first world title in January, defeating Michael van Gerwen in the final. Wright immediately went on to win the Masters, before opening his Premier League campaign with a defeat against van Gerwen. Wright suggested that his new standing brings new expectations.

“Yes, I think so,” Wright responded to Tungsten Tales when asked if Premier League life would be different after his Alexandra Palace success.

“I’m going to be announced as the world champion every time I step out in the Premier League. It’s going to sound amazing.

“I’m expecting to win it. Hopefully I don’t let myself down.”

Consistency

Wright has struggled in the Premier League recently, finishing seventh and eighth in the past two seasons. But a switch to a reliable set of darts helped pave the way to his World Championship success, and Snakebite suggested that they’d be his chosen arrows for the long haul.

“I’m happy with my darts – which is unusual for me to say! I’m looking forward to sticking with a set of darts for a couple of weeks.

“I’ve not even picked up another dart for a few weeks.”

When quizzed on his preparedness for life as the world champion, Wright demonstrated the self-assuredness that has lifted him back to second in the PDC Order of Merit.

“I know it’s always going to be busy…because you’re world champion. I already said to myself: ‘Are you prepared for that?’ And yes, I am.”

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Author: Ed McCosh