Aspinall delighted with opening week

10 April 2021 21:12:46 GMTPlus10

Nathan Aspinall hopes to build on a positive first week of Premier League action which saw him claim six points from a possible ten.

Aspinall has picked up first-week victories over Glen Durrant and James Wade and also drew with Jose de Sousa before playing out a 6-6 thriller against Michael van Gerwen on Friday.

His only defeat came against Dimitri van den Bergh on Night Two and, as a result, he occupies third place in the Premier League standings after the five-night stint in Milton Keynes.

Jonny Clayton is the only man with a better overall record in a congested table - the Ferret won three and drew one of his five matches to claim seven points.

Aspinall is joined on six points by Van den Bergh, Van Gerwen and Peter Wright while Rob Cross, James Wade, Gary Anderson and De Sousa are all within three points of the leader.

"I'm very happy to get a point," said Aspinall in his post-match interview after his tie with Van Gerwen.

"For me he's the best player in the world so to get any result against Michael is always a positive.

"I've had a great week, if I'd been offered six points from the first ten available I would've taken that.

"I'm getting better every night, I'm feeling more and more confident and I'm looking forward to coming back refreshed."

Aspinall is 5/1 to win the Premier League with Van Gerwen at 7/4.

The action resumes on 19th April when the Asp is 11/5 to beat 2020 world champion Peter Wright, who is priced at 10/11, with the draw at 7/2.

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