Glen Durrant insists external factors will not distract him ahead of his highly-anticipated meeting with Fallon Sherrock in Nottingham on Thursday.
All eyes will once again be on global sensation Sherrock as she becomes the first woman to ever compete in the competition on Night Two of the 2020 Unibet Premier League.
However, Durrant, who enjoyed a winning start to his debut Premier League campaign in Aberdeen last week, is focussed solely on making it two wins from two.
The Teessider missed just two darts at a double in a ruthless 7-3 defeat of 2018 Premier League runner-up Michael Smith in Aberdeen, and Durrant knows he will need to be just as clinical against Sherrock.
"It's an exciting challenge playing against Fallon, it's a game I've been very aware of since the fixtures came out," Durrant admitted to The Darts Show Podcast.
"I'm proud of Fallon, it's amazing what she's done for the sport, but I've got a job to do.
"I feel a lot better coming into the game knowing I've got two points on the board. If I'd taken a drubbing from Michael the pressure would've been on me even more.
"Obviously, the crowd will be right behind Fallon, it will be a new experience for me because I've never really had the crowd against me.
"But, you have to enjoy these experiences. Only 18 months ago I was playing in front of 27 people so to be playing in front of thousands every week is absolutely incredible.
"I'm in the elite now and I've never, ever been in the elite so I'm keeping my expectations realistic. I just want to get past Judgement Night."
Night Two will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.
Less than 50 tickets are available to purchase through motorpointarenanottingham.com
2020 Unibet Premier League
Thursday February 13
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Rob Cross v Nathan Aspinall
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Gary Anderson v Peter Wright
Glen Durrant v Fallon Sherrock
Daryl Gurney v Michael van Gerwen