JAMES WADE insists the pressure will not get to him at Thursday's Unibet Premier League Play-Offs, ten years on from last lifting the title.
2009 Premier League Champion Wade will make his first Play-Off appearance since 2013 when he takes on Rob Cross in the semi-final, with the winner to face Michael van Gerwen or Daryl Gurney.
Looking ahead to his return to The O2, Wade was feeling confident of his chances of doubling his Premier League title tally.
"It's been a long time since I've been in the Play-Offs but I've been playing professional darts for so long now that the pressure shouldn't get to me," said Wade.
"I expected myself to make the final but it would be so nice to win it. It's a prestigious event, against the best players in the world, so I can look forward to the Play-Offs.
"I'm happy with how the season's gone and I'm really grateful to be in the Play-Offs. I feel like I'm part of the tournament - I've got far enough now to be involved in the Play-Offs so I'm excited by it.
"Last week's game against Rob won't mean anything - it wasn't a knockout game and if anything I cost Rob £25,000 so it will give him a bit of fuel! But I'll be ready for him.
"Michael and me are probably the most experienced players in the Premier League. There are better players than me and far more flamboyant players, but I know what I'm capable of and I'm never someone to be written off."
The Unibet Premier League Play-Offs will be shown live on Sky Sports, worldwide through the PDC's broadcast partners, and through video.pdc.tv for Rest of the World Subscribers.
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Play-Offs - Thursday May 23
The O2, London
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v James Wade
Van Gerwen/Gurney v Cross/Wade
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