Glen Durrant has been plotting the downfall of Gerwyn Price since the PDC World Darts Championship draw was made and cannot wait to take on the Welshman in the quarter-finals.
The three-time BDO world champion is making his debut at Alexandra Palace this year and has been thoroughly impressive, battling past the likes of Daryl Gurney and Chris Dobey to make the last eight.
There he will face Price, who came into the tournament as the second-favourite behind world number one and defending champion Michael van Gerwen.
Far from being intimidated by the Grand Slam champion, Duzza is relishing the opportunity to cause an upset and make a huge statement early in his PDC career.
‘I won’t sweat, I won’t be hot, he’s the person I want to play,’ said Durrant after his fourth round win. ‘He’s the second best player in the world right now, Gerwyn Price will be the perfect game for me.
‘If I’m going to make a statement in the PDC World Championship, beating Gezzy Price would be that moment.
‘I’ve still got a massive game inside me and as soon as I saw the draw he was the one I was aiming for.
‘I’d love to play him in the quarter-final with him shouting and screaming and make that statement.’
While the 49-year-old is ready to end the hopes of the Iceman, he is a player he has great respect for and has been extremely impressed with in his first year with the PDC.
‘He’s amazing,’ said Wright of the Welshman. ‘I just love watching him in the practice room. He sits on his own, does his own thing.’
Price is well known for being extremely emotional on stage, letting out wild celebrations and reacting to big scores, not just winning doubles.
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Durrant showed flashes of that in his fourth round win over Chris Dobey, but does not expect to go shout-for-shout with Price.
‘All my emotions were in the Chris Dobey game, I can assure you,’ Duzza continued.
‘I think I can relax now, I wanted to reach the quarter-final. I’m in the quarter-final now.
‘I think I’m going to relax now and I think I’m going to be dangerous.’
Durrant and Price meet in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship on Sunday night at Alexandra Palace.