Despite being eliminated in the semi-finals of Night Ten of the BetMGM Premier League, Nathan Aspinall remains in an advantageous position as he echoes: “The magic number is 24. I’m on 18, so I’m six points away with six weeks left. It’s a pretty good position to be in.”

Once again the Nuke dispatches sees off the Asp. Credit: PDC

The Stockport Star welcomed the opportunity of playing in front of his hometown crowd at the AO Arena in Manchester – as he recounted: “my kids were there, my family were there, and they got to witness that amazing atmosphere, which was electric. Something I’ve never heard before, it was special. It was emotional I’m not going to lie, it was amazing.”

Nathan Aspinall exclaimed: “For the kids to hear 12,000 people chanting their daddy’s name… I can’t thank the crowd enough,” Further adding: “And I felt that on stage you know, I’m looking out to the crowd and I can see my kids there and yeah, it was a special occasion tonight. I’m very happy with how I handled myself in the first game, I think I had so much emotion and it’s a big two points. It keeps me in the top four and puts the pressure on the rest of the boys.”

Nathan Aspinall has and continues to evolve into one of the fan favourites, with many quoting how authentic he is as a player, and he noted that he is not one to change his view and approach both on and off the oche.

“I’ve never changed and never will,” he explains. “I’m not going to name no names but players in the world of darts, when they achieve success they change as people. I’m just a little chav from Stockport and I always will be.”

Next up for the current Matchplay Champion he takes on Michael van Gerwen in Night 11 of the BetMGM Premier League.

Despite an impressive start to the new season, winning three nights in a row, Michael van Gerwen has failed to reproduce the form that propelled him to the top of the table, and is presently in fourth place.

When quizzed about van Gerwen’s current form, Nathan Aspinall relayed: “He’s under pressure. He’s not been performing well in the Premier League,”

Nathan Aspinall marginally above the ‘Green Machine’ ahead of their clash on Night 11 of the BetMGM Premier League.