GARY ANDERSON admits he is going all-out to win the Premier League three-in-a-bed battle with Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor.
The Flying Scotsman roared level top with MVG and The Power with a 7-4 win over Dave Chisnall in Liverpool last week.
Ando, who plays James Wade in Cardiff tonight, has also revealed he is revved up more than ever to defend his Premier League crown – thanks to a new bonus prize pot.
He said: “I was put on this planet to give Michael van Gerwen a hard time.
“I want to finish top of the league section before we get to the O2 because you get a £25,000 bonus. I know that Michael wants that, so do I.
“Every year I’ve won this I’ve been third in the table. I usually don’t mind sneaking in the back door but I want that £25k. That will buy me a few Costa coffees to keep me going.
“In fact I’d take that £25k straight to my sponsors Rix Motor Co in Warrington and spend it on something very nice!
Gary signs Rix picture in Warrington last week
“The extra incentive means I’ve got to keep up this form. I need to keep winning matches right now until the final night. The Premier League is hard work because you simply cannot take your foot off the gas.
“James is a very tough opponent but I have a very good record against him, and he knows that. His scoring isn’t as good as mine but his finishing has been good this year.”
Anderson admits that getting OLD has been the biggest difference in his game over the past decade.
He added: ““But seriously, I guess it’s just maturity that has changed my game. I was 10-times a better player than I am now 15 years ago. I could blast anyone off the board.
“However, mentally I was all over the place. You obviously are when you’re younger, you don’t focus or concentrate enough.
“Nowadays my game is far more settled. I know how to handle certain situations better, I don’t get carried away whether I win or lose. That’s the way I like to play this game.
“So going grey has been great for my game – but not for my ego!”
By Phil Lanning