Wayne is back and previewing today's action in the PDC World Championship. And he thinks we might just have an upset on the cards...
Wayne Jones is a classy operator, he's a former semi-finalist of this magnificent championship.
If Jones hits his doubles he'll be hard to contain, but he's spoken recently about his inability to hit the outer ring this year hence the drop in the rankings -now at number 36, two years ago he was knocking on the door of the top 16.
The scoring phase of his game is still good enough but like I said the doubles are not. But, that said, I think this is a match he can win and here's why:
Winstanley is good but he just doesn't win enough matches. He finds a way to throw legs away, whether it be failing to hit a crucial treble or miss umpteen darts at doubles - he gets flustered sometimes and I think Jones can capitalise on this.
On current form Dean should be the clear favourite, he comes here with a recent QF showing in the Players championship, he played some good stuff but still looked vulnerable along the way.Dean sometimes needs far too many shots at a double for my liking and that's why I'm opposing him.
In Wayne Jones you're backing a man with a need to win, because a win here and he's likely to get back into the top 32 of the world very soon, unlike Winstanley who could be in danger of dropping out.