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Michael van Gerwen denies Luke Littler to land Premier League Darts Night Two title in Berlin

Defiant Peter Wright insists he will not retire amid slump in form

Jamie Shaw in Premier League Darts 08 Feb 2024
Peter Wright looks on (Photo by Taylor Lanning/PDC)

Peter Wright insists he will not walk away from darts despite his torrid run of form, vowing he will “win loads of titles” this year.

Wright has suffered an alarming slump since claiming the European Championship title last October, winning just three of his subsequent 12 matches in all competitions.

That run included an early exit at the World Championship, as well as finishing bottom of his group at the Grand Slam.

The two-time World Champion ended the season at his lowest ranking (eighth) in over a decade and began his 11th Premier League campaign with a 6-3 defeat to Rob Cross in Cardiff last week, averaging just 83.7.

He did register a hard-fought win over Krzysztof Ratajski at The Masters, only to be hammered 10-2 by eventual champion Stephen Bunting in the Last Eight with another 83 average.

Wright, however, remains defiant over his current form and insists he will pick up major silverware again this season.

“I could have quite easily said I’m retiring after the World Championship,” admitted Wright.

“There’s hunger and fight. I’ve not retired. I’m not rolling over.

“There’s loads to come this year. I will win loads of titles.

“I played poorly last week but I was so nervous. I was trying a few things behind the scenes and I was shaking.”

Wright faces reigning World Champion Luke Humphries on Night Two of the BetMGM Premier League in Berlin on Thursday, and added: “I’ve always got on well with Luke and I respect all the practice he’s done and the weight he has lost.

“He has shown dedication which shows other players that if you do that, you can get results too.”

Snakebite, who had to wait until Night Six to record his first Premier League win last season, is already odds-on to finish bottom of the league table for the second successive year.

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*Odds correct as of 19:00 on February 27th. 18+ | Be Gamble Aware