POWER GETS TURNED ON FOR A FIGHT
MCCOY’S PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS
PHIL TAYLOR is ready for a fight on the oche on Thursday night.
Unbeaten Taylor will seal his place in the play-offs if he defeats Andy Hamilton in Nottingham.
Since drawing with Adrian Lewis on week one, “The Power” has won seven straight matches to leave his rivals trailing in the table.
Hamilton hammered Lewis 8-4 last week and Taylor said: “Andy played really well and showed a lot of bottle.
“He can beat anybody, he’s a right scrapper and he’s like a cage fighter.
“I’ve got to go up there and beat him up on Thursday!
“It’s my objective to win every match and to win the final.
“The other players just want to make the top four, but I’m looking at the final because I want the trophy back from Gary Anderson.”
Hamilton, who is challenging hard to reach finals night next month, is going ahead with the match against his fellow Stoke chucker despite his father’s death last Friday.
He was crushed 8-3 by Taylor in Glasgow last month and admitted: “Last time I played him I went into the game a bit despondent because he was top of the league and I’d had a couple of losses before that and I just wanted to compete.
“I’m playing well again so it’s a different game this week.
“I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m playing well but I’ve not quite been focused enough and I need to tighten up a little bit.
“My scoring isn’t brilliant all the time but I can hit big scores at the right times and finish well – and that’s where you win games. If Phil gives me a chance, then I’ve simply got to take it.”
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