Price planning to roar his way to Premier League Darts success

Price unleashes a trademark celebration (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Gerwyn Price admits his record fine left him questioning which direction to take but is adamant he will continue his bullish approach for the foreseeable future.

Price roared back to winning ways on the opening night of the Unibet Premier League in Newcastle last Thursday, averaging 104 and landing six 180s in a 7-4 defeat of Daryl Gurney.

That win marked his first in the Premier League, having finished bottom of the table in his debut season a year ago with just two draws to his name.

Prior to his trip to Tyneside, the subdued Welshman had failed to record a televised win since claiming Grand Slam glory in November, but Price now insists he will not hold back in unleashing his trademark celebrations.

"What am I allowed to do? I don't know," Price told Live Darts.

"I'm not going to hold myself back and not be myself.

"I'm either going to play this game and be myself or they may as well just ban me.

"I'm happy to get a win, I'm just going to be myself from here on in and whatever happens, happens."

Price was hit with £21,500 in fines and a three-month ban, suspended for six months, after being found guilty of three separate breaches of DRA rules during the 2018 Grand Slam.

He was given 14 days to appeal against the decision of the tribunal, and when asked by Sky Sports following last week's win in the Unibet Premier League whether he had lodged an appeal, he replied: "No comment".

Price admits the hefty sanctions left him questioning his future approach to the sport, but after producing one of his highest televised averages last week, insists he will continue to show his emotions on stage.

"It's been tough for the last couple of weeks since they announced the fine, I just didn't know which direction to go in," added Price.

"I played rubbish in The Masters and now I know which direction to go in.

"If there's a few bumps in the road, I'm just going to have to try and get over them.

"I'm looking up, I'm playing the best darts I've ever played, it's just trying to do it on the main stage.

"I didn't get any wins last year so to win my first game of the Premier League, I'm over the moon and looking forward to the next week.

"It's going to be a good year for me I think."

Price takes on 2014 Premier League champion Raymond van Barneveld at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday bidding to record only his second win over the Dutchman in seven attempts.


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