STEPHEN BUNTING AIMING TO END 2018 IN STYLE

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STEPHEN BUNTING AIMING TO END 2018 IN STYLE

There are still plenty of chances for Stephen Bunting to make his mark on the 2018 PDC season.

The former BDO world champion is yet to reach a PDC major final. Recent form hasn’t been the best, but Bunting is full of belief and can see improvement in his near future.

“I’ve put a lot of hard work in. The last few weeks, I’ve not really shown it, but I feel like I’m playing better than ever,” Bunting told Live Darts.

“Practice is going to tell in the future. As long as I keep it up, I can go up further in the rankings.”

Turnaround

Bunting suffered a poor 2017, but 2018 has been much more positive. The St Helens man believes he already has the key to future success.

“I’ve shown how good I can be in patches, but I think it’s all about consistency. I know I’m good enough. I wouldn’t keep putting myself through it if I knew I couldn’t do it,” he said.

It’s just about getting up there, enjoying it – which is what I’m doing – and taking the positives out of every defeat, turning it into wins.”

‘Doing a Ricky’

Bunting can now turn his attention to a packed end of season schedule. It begins with a first round meeting with Darren Webster at the World Grand Prix. However, the Bullet isn’t setting definitive targets – though he’d like to emulate a friend’s achievement.

“I’d like to ‘do a Ricky’ and get to a European final!” Bunting joked, citing Ricky Evans’ run at the Dutch Darts Championship.

“I’m playing really well at the minute, so I want to keep just playing the way I am. The results will turn around and hopefully I’ll win a title.”