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Gerwyn Price has been ‘rubbish’ en route to PDC World Darts Championship semis

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Gerwyn Price has made the semi-finals without hitting top form (Picture: Getty Images)

Gerwyn Price insists he has been ‘rubbish’ for the vast majority of the PDC World Darts Championship so far, but intends to improve in his semi-final clash with Stephen Bunting on Saturday.

The Iceman is into the final four for the second consecutive year after a dramatic deciding leg victory over Daryl Gurney on Friday night.

Price edged out the Northern Irishman 5-4, but wasn’t at his brilliant best, averaging just 96.36 over the contest.

The Welshman is yet to average over 100, although came very close in his third round win over Brendan Dolan when he finished on 99.74.

Averages aren’t everything, but it does illustrate that the world number three has not hit his peak yet, although he plans to change this.

‘I’m in the semi-finals so my C or B game is getting me through,’ he said after beating Gurney.

‘As soon as I start playing like I can play, getting a bit more confident, get my A game going then I can win this tournament.

‘But they way I’ve been going, I’ve been bombing opportunities and getting a bit lucky, but hopefully my A game will come out and I can win.

‘I’m in the semis, I’m happy, but I have played rubbish. Literally I have played rubbish all tournament.

‘I’m not lucky to be in the semi-final because I’ve been good in patches, but nowhere near how I’ve played the last 12 or 18 months, not even a scratch on it.’

There is no surprise that Price is back in the semis after a couple of brilliant years in the PDC, but few expected Bunting to be up against him on the big stage, but the Bullet has downed James Wade, Ryan Searle and Krzysztof Ratajski to reach this stage.

The Iceman admits he has already been surprised by results at the World Championship, but knows that doesn’t make his games any easier.

‘I never really look that far, I thought I was going to get Nathan Aspinall in the last eight and he’s a little bit of a jinx player for me,’ he said.

‘I was happy when I had Daryl Gurney but by the last leg I wasn’t happy that I had him.

‘Daryl hasn’t played really well this year and I was happy that I had him in the last eight and I was more confident than ever that I was going to come through that game.

‘I never thought about semi-finals, maybe I thought that Peter [Wright] was going to be there, but I never really look that far.

‘I don’t know if it’s going to be my C, B or A game, I just need to try and turn up and bring my A+ game, that’s all I look for every single game.

‘If that doesn’t come out then I’ll try and do a James Wade and scrape through a few legs and sets.

‘Hopefully I can bring my A game and put Stephen under a lot of pressure, but I’m not sure.’

Stephen Bunting has been the surprise package of the tournament (Picture: Getty Images)

Bunting turned in a performance in the quarter-finals that will have concerned Price, as the Bullet beat Krzysztof Ratajski 5-3.

The former BDO world champion, ranked #26, averaged 101.01 to oust the Pole and is confident despite being the underdog in the final four.

‘It’s been a difficult run for me but I never give in, never say die and I’m dangerous. If I can keep my nerve I’ve got a great chance of winning it,’ he said.

Gary Anderson and Dave Chisnall meet in the other semi-final from 6pm on Saturday.


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