GERWYN PRICE is ready to embrace the warm reception of the Welsh crowd as he continues his bid for a top four Unibet Premier League finish against Michael Smith in Cardiff on Thursday.

Welsh number one Price has enjoyed a successful second Premier League campaign so far, and is one of four players tied on 12 points in the tight race to The O2.

Despite not always receiving the lion's share of crowd support in many venues, Price will experience a drastic change of environment this Thursday as he makes his homecoming at the Motorpoint Arena.

"I'm looking forward to it more than any other week, it will be a great feeling to play in front of a Welsh crowd," said Price.

"I'm so used to being booed I won't know how to take it! I may still get a few boos but I think the majority of the fans will be on my side.

"Obviously it will be a very different environment for me but hopefully I will thrive on the support as well as I cope with the negativity against me most weeks.

"I'm going into Cardiff in a good run of form, I'm feeling confident as ever and I'm determined to put another two points on the board.

"I really want to get into the top four. I need to win every game from here on in, I've got Michael [van Gerwen] out of the way and managed to get a point from that game.

"I'm just looking to beat everybody else in front of me and hopefully I can kick-on now and make a charge towards The O2 for the first time."

Night 12 of the Unibet Premier League in Cardiff will be shown live on Sky Sports, worldwide through the PDC's broadcast partners, and through for Rest of the World Subscribers.

Night 12 - Thursday April 18
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Mensur Suljovic v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright v James Wade
Tickets: 029 2022 4488 or click here

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