Taylor vows: Don’t write off Anderson

PHIL TAYLOR has warned World Championship contenders to “never write off” Gary Anderson.

The legendary oche star believes that his old buddy Flying Scotsman can still deliver at the Alexandra Palace.

Anderson, 50, reached last year’s final losing to Gerwyn Price despite not getting anywhere near his A game. Now he faces Adrian Lewis in a blockbuster second round clash tonight. 

Taylor reckons he could do it again, saying: “He’s getting older, his eyesight’s not the same, he has a young family and I know what he’s going through.

“But he has a great record at Ally Pally and he always gets himself right for the big one. He’s not daft, he will be ready, he will peak at the right time.

“There are dark horses who will be dangerous because their backs are against the wall, like Adrian Lewis and Daryl Gurney, who has slipped down the rankings, but Gary slipped under the radar a bit last year and went all the way to the final. You never write him off.”

Images by Taylor Lanning.