Peter Wright knows more points are needed to secure his first appearance in the Betway Premier League play-offs

By Alex Moss
26 APRIL 2017 • 7:20PM

Peter Wright knows he has plenty left to do in order to qualify for the Betway Premier League play-offs for the first time in his career.

Wright, the world number three, picked up his sixth title of the year at the weekend after winning the HappyBet German Darts Open, and heads into night 13 of the Premier League occupying second place in the table.

The UK Open champion could mathematically secure his first play-off appearance when he takes on 16-time world champion Phil Taylor in Birmingham tomorrow.

Wright would need to beat Taylor and hope that other results on the night go his way to wrap up a top four spot this week, but insists he is still not certain of being at The O2 next month.

“I’m in with a chance of getting into the semi-finals, and hopefully I’ll make it,” he said.

“There are only three games left and I’m in a good position but it’s not over yet so I’ve got to carry on trying to win.

“Phil beat me last time we played, but I want to get him back this week. He’s so relaxed that he doesn’t care, and that’s why he’s dangerous now.

“He’s going to be a major threat to the title. He’s not rolling over because it’s his last year, he’s up there with the attitude to fight for every leg so hats off to him.”

Betway Premier League
Night 13 – Thursday April 27
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
James Wade v Adrian Lewis
Dave Chisnall v Michael van Gerwen
Phil Taylor v Peter Wright
Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld
Adrian Lewis v Michael van Gerwen
Tickets: 0844 338 8000 or via

* Listen to this week’s Weekly Dartscast podcast via the player below and see what our team are predicting for tomorrow night’s Premier League fixtures in Birmingham!


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