Andy Smith gets cabin fever
Andy Smith is getting ready for the PDC World Darts Championship by practicing in Terry Jenkins' log cabin and hopes to secure his "one big televised result".
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The Pieman is good friends with Jenkins and the pair are preparing for the Alexandra Palace showpiece by getting ready at the bottom of the Bull's garden.
Smith hopes both men can enjoy a good run in the tournament but they are in the same half of the draw so a "dream" final between the friends isn't a possibility.
"We will have a few days together practicing in his little log cabin in his garden," Smith told sportinglife.com.
"He's fitted it out with a dartboard so we'll have a few days sharpening ourselves up and hopefully we'll have a good World Championship.
"We have a throw up for a bit and he's got an electronic scoreboard.
"We just play games and he tries to bash me and I try to bash him.
"If he misses I'm going to be thereabouts and if I don't hit it he's going to be thereabouts."
Smith faces Daryl Gurney or Robert Marijanovic in his opening clash with a match against the in-form Dave Chisnall a possibility in the second round.
The 45-year-old knows consistency is crucial to his chances of glory in North London and the hope is he can find it at just the right time.
"It's the big one of the year and the one we all look forward to," Smith added.
"My form's patchy as I can play absolutely brilliant and hit everything I look at and then I can struggle a little bit.
"I just hope I can play well on the big stage because all I've been looking forward to is one big televised result.
"If it's the World Championship then that would be absolutely brilliant."