Allen determined to beat Wilson

21 January 2018 19:11:53 GMTPlus10

Mark Allen built on his victory against Ronnie O'Sullivan in the last eight by beating John Higgins 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Masters.

Allen will play Kyren Wilson in Sunday's best-of-19 final and the Northern Irishman is pleased with his form as he also recently reached the final of the International Championship.

The 31-year-old is determined to win his first title since the 2016 Players Championship after defeating two-time Masters champion Higgins.

"It's two good wins for me, to beat Ronnie and John Higgins," said Allen his triumph.

"I don't want to get too excited because I still need to win 10 more frames. My game is in good shape and I'm looking forward to Sunday.

"I've never won a Triple Crown event but playing the best players does bring the best out of me. My safety has been good and I know I can score well."

Wilson hit back from 5-2 down to beat Judd Trump 6-5 in the other semi-final.

He had already knocked Barry Hawkins and Mark Williams out of the tournament and is 11/8 to win the final, while Allen can be backed at 4/7 to come out on top.

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