Lazy days over for Jenkins

  • By: Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: December 9 2012, 10:22 GMT

Terry Jenkins admits he's been a "bit lazy" this year but the hope is practice makes perfect in the PDC World Darts Championship.

Terry Jenkins: Looking for glory at Ally Pally

The Bull has enjoyed some success in majors this year with a run to the semi-finals of the World Matchplay and a quarter-final spot at the UK Open.

However, there have been disappointments for the man from Ledbury with recent early exits from the Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals adding to his woes.

Jenkins now wants to make a big impact at Ally Pally and is hoping practice in his log cabin will get him back on track.

"Everyone wants to win it as it's the best competition there is and I've got to start putting some practice in," he told sportinglife.com.

"I've been a bit lazy but I will put the practice in.

"I need to get in my log cabin and keep bashing that 60 for two or three hours at a time and then I'll be ready for it.

"If I keep consistent on the practice board then I know I can keep consistent on the circuit."

Jenkins is very clear about what his target is in North London but knows the battle for the top prize will be incredibly tough.

"Winning it," replied the 49-year-old when asked for his World Championship aim.

"That is if I strike the form that I know I can but all the players are thinking the same.

"It's very difficult out there with so many players practicing a lot and everybody's on form.

"Phil Taylor's been losing quite a few games recently and that's because the standard is so good."

Jenkins gets the crowd on his side by using his darts to mimic a bull at the end of his walk to the oche.

The Herefordshire resident thinks it's something for everybody to enjoy and the fans at Ally Pally are sure to agree when he arrives for his opener against Steve Brown.

"It's a bit of fun and the kids like it.

"If you get the kids on your side then you get the parents on your side.

"Everyone expects me to do it now and I feel a silly bit doing it sometimes but it's a bit of fun."


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