Adrian Lewis insists he can return to the winner’s circle

Lewis has returned to the top 16 (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC )

Adrian Lewis insists “there is a lot more to come” as he aims to end the season with major silverware to his name.

The two-time World Champion dropped out of the world's top 16 earlier in the year but has battled back to regain a place in the sport's elite bracket.

Lewis' best results have come away from the television cameras this season, having reached four ranking finals, but the world number 15 believes his best form on the big stage is just around the corner.

"It's nice to actually get past the first round!" joked Lewis, who defeated Adam Hunt 6-2 in his Players Championship Finals opener on Friday.

"It's just about consistency and making sure I keep a solid basis. 

"I'm enjoying it, I'm practicing hard. I've played with three different sets of darts this week, my old darts had to go because there's no grip at the back, so I thought get rid of them and start afresh.

"I've hit three nine-darters with different sets so I turned up thinking - which ones should I use?

"I think I've got to get back to my rhythm, when I'm trying to concentrate on the first dart, that's losing rhythm for the rest.

"I've just got to go up there and let them go."

Lewis will now face Krzysztof Ratajski in the Second Round at Butlins Minehead on Saturday afternoon after the Polish star came from 5-1 down to stun Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price in a last-leg decider.

This tournament is the final major before next month's show-piece at Alexandra Palace, and Lewis is confident he can use it as a springboard to challenging for a third world title.

He added: "This is the one everyone wants to do well in to put a bit of fear into your opponents for the World Championships.

"I think I've been very consistent over the last 12 months, it was difficult to make the top 16 with what I was defending, so to get back into the top 16 by June/July - I've done really well.

"I've been making quarters, semis and finals on a consistent basis.

"I know there's a lot more to come from me, let's put it that way."



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