Low-key approach suits Durrant

29 December 2020 17:22:50 GMTPlus11

Glen Durrant believes he can benefit from not being talked about as one of the favourites to triumph at the PDC World Championship.

The three-time BDO world champion and reigning Premier League title holder made his way into the last-16 at the Ally Pally by securing a 4-2 win over Danny Baggish, recovering after conceding an early two-set advantage.

I'm happy to be the forgotten man and go under the radar.

Glen Durrant

Next up is a clash with in-from Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode, who backed up his win over former champion Rob Cross by averaging 104 in a 4-0 demolition of Adam Hunt.

Durrant told the official PDC website: "I was very close to a four-nil win there and I was struggling in the end, so that's a big win.

"I feel like there is not a lot of interest in me this year and it feels great. I'm happy to be the forgotten man and go under the radar.

"I feel like I played better and it gives me a little bit of confidence to take into the game against Dirk, which I'm really looking forward to."

Durrant is priced at 11/10 to defeat Van Duijvenbode, 5/1 to do so by a 4-3 scoreline and 1212/1 to reach the World Championship final - having reached the quarter-finals 12 months ago.

Earlier on Monday, sixth seed Nathan Aspinall saw his chances of reaching a third consecutive World Championship semi-final disappear as he was defeated 4-2 by Vincent van der Voort.

Meanwhile, two-time PDC champion Gary Anderson edged home 4-3 against Mensur Suljovic and he will face the winner of the match between Jason Lowe and Devon Petersen in the fourth round.

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