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Wright backs World Cup team mate Anderson to halt MVG on Premier League finals night

Phil Lanning in Darts Interviews 02 Dec 2019
Wright and Anderson will form the Scotland team for the upcoming PDC World Cup (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
Peter Wright is backing his Scottish World Cup buddy Gary Anderson to halt the Michael van Gerwen glory juggernaut on Premier League finals night.
Wright suffered Unibet Premier League heartbreak 12 months ago, missing six match darts to beat MVG in the final at The O2.
Snakebite, however, has endured a rollercoaster Premier League campaign this time round, beating the Dutchman twice but only adding two more wins and missing out on the top four.
Wright’s draw with Daryl Gurney last Thursday in Aberdeen guaranteed Anderson’s Semi-Final spot and now he believes his Scottish compatriot can go all the way.
“I’m pleased I could do Gary a favour and get the result. I hope he can go to the O2 next week and take his third Premier League title,” Wright told Live Darts.
“I’m just glad I’ve given Gary a chance to win his third Premier League now, my World Cup partner. 
“He can’t buy me a bottle of champagne, I don’t like it!
“I’m genuinely pleased for him. He’s done really well this year, playing some fantastic darts. 
“He can push Michael van Gerwen plus Rob Cross and Michael Smith and good luck to him at The O2.”
Wright, 48, has suffered a disappointing Premier League campaign but still believes he is on the right road to future glory – starting with the Betway World Cup – which takes place from May 31 to June 3 in Frankfurt.
He added: “I haven’t got a clue what’’s gone wrong this year in the Premier League. Obviously I had the gallstones stuff before Christmas, losing weight and now I’m putting it back on and all stuff like that maybe?
“I’m really happy with these darts now. If I hadn’t had belly troubles before the match in Aberdeen I might have scraped a win.
“But watch this space. I know I’m only going upwards, I know what I’m doing and it’s all good.”