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Peter Wright vows to bounce back from Premier League Darts heartache

Wright reacts after squandering six match darts (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Peter Wright insists he will banish the agony of missing multiple match darts to claim the Premier League title by ensuring he secures more major silverware in 2017.

Wright was left to rue six missed attempts at doubles to defeat rival Michael van Gerwen in the final at The O2 Arena on Thursday before going down in a last-leg decider.

The world number three had finished second in the league table and defeated Phil Taylor in a dramatic Semi-Final, but ultimately let the trophy slip through his grasp.

Wright, though, says he will channel that heartache into winning more televised titles this season, having picked up his first at the UK Open back in March.

"I'm only going to improve," Wright told Live Darts. "I didn't play well there, I changed my darts between the Semis and the Final because I knew I needed to change a few things.

"I didn't have much of a break between matches but there's no excuse, I had six darts to win the match and didn't get it.

"That's gone now. Michael knows I've let him off big time and next time when I play him in the final, I'm not going to miss.

"I'm off to Milton Keynes at the weekend to win two Players Championships."

The flamboyant Scot already has seven PDC titles to his name this year and believes he is one of a select few players now capable of regularly challenging for major silverware.

"I think now it's between either me or Michael or me and Gary [Anderson]," he added. "That's no disrespect to all the other players but I think we're at a different sort of level.

"The rest can all kick our butts in the floor tournaments but when it comes to the big TV events with the pressure on there's not many players that can play that well.

"I've learned how to deal with losing - you've got to learn to lose before you win and I'm not going to lose anymore."


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