"That got the juices flowing": Durrant looking to prove doubters wrong after 100/1 shot for World Seniors Darts Championship

Glen Durrant after multiple years of darting hell will begin the next chapter of his darting career in the form of the World Seniors Darts Championship with Mark Dudbridge on Friday evening.

Durrant says he is at peace but admits that it is different to see himself further down the betting odds at a firmly outside 100/1.

"I feel like I deserve to enjoy my darts," Duzza tells The Northern Echo.

"I'm so happy right now. The commentary is going fantastic, the coaching has gone through the roof, I've got my little grandson. I'm totally at peace."

"When I looked and saw I was 100/1, that was a real wow moment, a realisation of where I've gone more than anything else," he says.

"I look back to when I won my third Lakeside, I was the even money favourite going in, so the pressure was totally different then. All the pundits, not one have said I'll win my first game, so it's a different type of feeling. I always said I can't wait for the day I'm the underdog!"

But by his own admission, it is something that could provide momentum for his charge at the Circus Tavern.

"It's all about the rhythm, if I can throw smoothly. When I get it right at home, I see the old Duzza coming out. But obviously it's different in a match environment," he concluded.

"I'm using a new dart which feels good. There are lots of positives but I wish I was going there like in the Lakeside days thinking about who I am going to play in the final.

"I'll go and enjoy it. If darts ever does come back then great, but for me these days it's not the be-all and end-all.

"I know people say don't self-reflect until it's over but I'm proud of what I've achieved.

"Being a darts player is second best right now, the only motivation I saw is that 100/1 shot. That got the juices flowing, and who knows what will happen."

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