Gerwyn Price is comfortable to have averted Fallon Sherrock within the Premier League, saying it’s exhausting for a person to play towards a girl on the massive stage.
Sherrock is showing within the Premier League as a Challenger, taking on Glen Durrant in her one-off look in Nottingham on Thursday night time.
The 25-year-old’s debut within the match comes off the again of her history-making performances in December as she grew to become the primary lady to win a match on the PDC World Championship, beating Ted Evetts after which downing Mensur Suljovic on the largest stage within the sport.
She is not thought-about to be on the identical degree as the celebrities of the Premier League, however she has proven that she can compete when it actually issues, and with the gang on her facet, she is a power to be reckoned with.
‘I know she’s pumped as much as play him.’ Price instructed Tungsten Tales of Sherrock taking on Duzza. ‘It’s a kind of – it’s a girl who in all probability isn’t as robust as the boys once you’re enjoying, but it surely’s more durable so that you can play towards a girl too.
‘The crowd is going to be on Glen’s again. I’m certain they’d be on my again if I used to be enjoying her; they might be anyway.
‘It’s going to be robust for everyone who’s enjoying the Challengers. You’ve simply obtained to get on the market and win.’
The Challengers, previously often called the Contenders, got here into being final 12 months and none have managed to win a recreation but, in 10 makes an attempt.
John Henderson had the primary crack this 12 months, however performed poorly in defeat to Nathan Aspinall in Aberdeen, so Sherrock has one other likelihood to safe a chunk of historical past in Nottingham this week.
The Queen of the Palace may grow to be the primary lady, first Challenger and first participant and not using a PDC Tour Card to win a Premier League match.
Durrant will need to keep away from being on the improper finish of all that historical past, and with the gang sure to be giving him the remedy all through, it’s no surprise Price is comfortable to keep away from that scenario.
The Iceman has sufficient to fret about himself in Nottingham, taking on Michael Smith, who’s seeking to bounce again from defeat to Durrant final week.
Price’s Challenger this 12 months comes within the type of Jermaine Wattimena in Rotterdam, so the Welshman can have his personal struggles to take care of towards the partisan Dutch crowd.