In-form Aspinall living Premier League dream

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In-form Aspinall living Premier League dream

Nathan Aspinall says he is living the dream in his first full year in the Unibet Premier League as he looks to take his incredible form into Night Two in Nottingham on Thursday.

An inspired display at Sunday's Players Championship 2 saw Aspinall hit a nine-dart finish and a 117.5 average on his way to winning his fourth senior PDC title.

The UK Open and US Masters champion is hoping to replicate that form at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena where he will take on Rob Cross in a repeat of the 2019 UK Open final.

"I'm still on cloud nine from the Premier League invite, I'm living the dream," said Aspinall, who made his Premier League debut in Nottingham as a 'Contender' almost 12 months ago.

"I've been all smiles in the practice room since I got the invite, but a few of the other players joked that I might not be smiling after five or six weeks when fatigue sets in.

"I must admit being in the Premier League is something I've had my eye on for quite some time, so to get the call was a great moment for me.

"I'm determined to make this most of this opportunity. I didn't perform as I wanted to in Aberdeen but John [Henderson] and myself didn't turn up for one reason or another.

"I'm a bit relieved that game is out of the way and now I want to show what I can do more consistently.

"I'm still new to this game but my level is going up and up while I'm learning."

Nathan Aspinall, Rob Cross (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)



Sunday saw Aspinall and Peter Wright produce a combined average of 115.59, the highest combined match average recorded in PDC history.

The 28-year-old continued his scintillating form into an all-Premier League final with Gerwyn Price where he ran out an 8-3 winner against the Welshman to claim his second ProTour title.

"I've never thrown darts like that, the last two hours of play I just felt like I wasn't going to miss," Aspinall reflected.

"To throw such a big average against the World Champion makes it even more special.

"This weekend I've felt brilliant and I've beaten some quality players, I'm very happy to win my second ProTour title."

Night Two, Thursday February 13 - Nottingham
Motorpoint Arena
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
Tickets: motorpointarenanottingham.com