Michael van Gerwen is returning to form in the Premier League (Picture: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)

Michael van Gerwen: 'If Fallon Sherrock keeps listening to me she will be great'


Michael van Gerwen has encouraged Fallon Sherrock to follow his lead to greatness as her remarkable rise in darts continues.

Sherrock became the first woman to compete in the Premier League this week, earning a 6-6 draw against Glen Durrant in Nottingham.

The 25-year-old continues to make history after she became the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship in December, and will now attempt to claim some more scalps at the upcoming UK Open and World Series events.

MVG practiced with the Queen of Alexandra Palace ahead of her clash with Duzza and has backed her to continue to succeed, as long as she listens to him.

‘Fallon, I think, is good for darts,’ Van Gerwen told Live Darts.

‘Of course she still has got a lot to learn, but as long as she keeps listening to me, she will be great.’
Fallon Sherrock drew with three-time world champion Glen Durrant on Thursday night (Picture: Getty Images)

World number one Van Gerwen was in sensational form on Thursday in Nottingham as he hammered in an average of 105.05 to beat Daryl Gurney 7-1.

It is two wins from two for MVG in the Premier League, the only player to boast a 100% record at this early stage of the season and he says he is a cut above the rest at the moment.

‘They all know what I’m capable of and of course they all try to get in my head and they try everything in that possibility,’ said the Dutchman.

‘But you still need to have the talent, you still need to have the balls and you still need to do it, do you know what I mean?

‘That’s the different kind of stuff, and I know I’m capable of doing it week after week, but they can’t.

‘7-1 is a good result, I’m back where I belong at the top of the table and I want to stay there.

‘I’ve said it in the last few years that it is important to be top, so this year it’s important for myself as well. I always want to aim for perfection.’

Mighty Mike is putting to rest fears over his form with his new darts, after switching to manufacturer Winmau in January.

The three-time world champion fell in the first round of the Masters and looked to be struggling with his new arrows, but those concerns now appear to be a thing of the past.

After two Premier League contests, Van Gerwen has a tournament checkout ratio of 70%, more than 20% better than any other player in the competition, so those darts are landing just fine.

‘Myself and Winmau are doing really well,’ said MVG. ‘Of course, even the smallest details in the darts are really important for us, but so far so good, we’re doing quite well.

‘We’re working really hard to make sure I get the right set-up, the right mindset and the total package has to be right.

‘So far, I can’t complain.’