Price sets sights on consistency

29 December 2020 18:18:59 GMTPlus11

Third seed Gerwyn Price is hoping to avoid the inconsistencies which hindered him as he scraped through to the fourth round of the PDC World Championship.

The Iceman prevailed in a sudden-death final-leg decider against Brendan Dolan, with his 4-3 victory no more convincing than his 3-2 second-round win over fellow Welshman Jamie Lewis had been.

Anybody left in this tournament can win it, so you can't just turn up and expect to win.

Gerwyn Price

After another narrow escape Price told the official PDC website: "Brendan was playing really well on throw and he punished me when I missed opportunities but thankfully that last double went in.

"I played well at times but not at others. One minute I was playing really well and then the next minute I couldn't hit a barn door.

"Anybody left in this tournament can win it, so you can't just turn up and expect to win. Brendan is a fantastic player and it was a fantastic battle."

Next up for Price is a meeting with a rejuvenated Mervyn King, who averaged over 103 in whitewashing another in-form player, Jose de Sousa of Portugal, 4-0.

King, a beaten finalist in the BDO World Championship in both 2002 and 2004, recently reached the final of the Players Championship Finals, where he lost out 11-10 to Michael van Gerwen.

And the bullish Englishman said after his win over De Sousa: "I take each game as it comes and if I play well I win and, if not, I won't. That's the way I've always approached it.

"I'm a lot more confident than I have been because of the way I'm playing. There's no reason that I can't go on and win this."

King is priced at 7/4 to defeat Price, who is 4/9 to win their match and 5/1 to do so in a final-set decider.

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