Fallon Sherrock hoping to replicate Ally Pally experience in Premier League debut against Glen Durrant

Sherrock is 'in disbelief' at playing in a Premier League event (PA Images)
Sherrock is 'in disbelief' at playing in a Premier League event (PA Images)
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Darts star Fallon Sherrock is hoping to have another Ally Pally moment when she becomes the first female to appear in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old, who became the first woman to win a match at the PDC world championships last year, will compete as a wildcard in the Nottingham round of the tournament today

And Sherrock admits she has shocked herself that she is going to be playing in such a high profile event with the best darts players in the world.

"It's an amazing experience that I'm going to be able to get (to play in a Premier League event). I'm still in disbelief that I get to play in it," she told the BBC.

"It means a lot to get this opportunity. I've been watching it on television and now I'm a challenger - it's amazing.

"I'm more excited to see what the crowd will be like, it's going to remind me of when I played at the Ally Pally. I loved that experience and I can't wait to get up there and try to have that experience again."

Sherrock's opponent in Nottingham will be three-time BDO World Darts champion Glen Durrant.

The 49-year-old began his Premier League campaign with a victory over Michael Smith in Aberdeen.

And as a result, he feels the pressure is off against Sherrock, despite being expected to beat the wildcard player.

He said: "It's an exciting challenge playing against Fallon. I'm proud of Fallon, it's amazing what she's done for the sport, but I've got a job to do.

"I feel a lot better coming into the game knowing I've got two points on the board. If I'd taken a drubbing from Michael, the pressure would've been on me even more.

"Obviously, the crowd will be right behind Fallon, it will be a new experience for me because I've never really had the crowd against me.

"But, you have to enjoy these experiences. Only 18 months ago I was playing in front of 27 people so to be playing in front of thousands every week is absolutely incredible."

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