Wade aims his sights at top four

21 April 2021 17:06:59 GMTPlus10

James Wade set his sights on trying to secure a play-off spot in the Premier League of Darts, following a 7-4 victory over Peter Wright on Tuesday evening.

Wade lies down in seventh place in the standings, but is just one point off a top-four spot and feels that he is starting to find some decent form - having been unfortunate to lose out to Jose de Sousa on Monday despite averaging in excess of 104.

I'm playing steady darts, but I don't think I played amazingly well.

James Wade

He told the official PDC website: "I'm really happy I won. I thought I was a bit unfortunate last night, but tonight I got a bit of rub of the green.

"I'm playing steady darts, but I don't think I played amazingly well. I'm still there or thereabouts and moving forwards - I'm still shooting for the top four."

Wade is back in action on Wednesday evening when he takes on Welshman Jonny Clayton, who is one of three players one point better off than The Machine.

Wade is 15/8 to defeat Clayton, who is 21/20 to win the match, with a 6-6 draw priced at 7/2.

Meanwhile, reigning champion Glen Durrant's miserable campaign continued as he lost a seventh successive match, going down 7-4 to De Sousa.

That loss means that Durrant will definitely be eliminated on Judgement Night and De Sousa admitted to feeling sympathy for his struggling opponent.

He added: "I'm not happy because he's a good friend and it's hard to see a person like Glen suffer so much.

"I hope he comes back soon because we love him and we love his darts. I feel emotion because I know what he can do."

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