McGarry admits room to improve before Taylor match

Ireland's Colin McGarry admitted that there was room for improvement in his game, despite progressing to the Third Round of the Ladbrokes.com World Championship with a 3-0 defeat of Mark Holden on Sunday.

Ireland's Colin McGarry admitted that there was room for improvement in his game, despite progressing to the Third Round of the Ladbrokes.com World Championship with a 3-0 defeat of Mark Holden on Sunday.

McGarry has yet to drop a set in his opening two games, against Rory Orvis and Holden, after qualifying for the televised stage of the competition.

It means that he faces 10-time World Champion Phil Taylor on Tuesday - and warned ‘The Power’ that he is looking to improve his game for the meeting.

"My form today wasn't really up to scratch, but hopefully on Tuesday night I can up my game," he said. "I will have to!"

"But I'm looking forward to it - I can't wait.

"Phil is a hero of mine and hopefully I can do myself proud up there against him.

"Yes, it is a big occasion, but at the end of the day I have to think about my darts and concentrate on that."

It continues a remarkable spell for the Northern Irishman, who only joined the PDC six weeks ago but has already picked up 16 ranking points.

"It's a big bonus for me starting off in this competition and getting the points," he added.

"Hopefully throughout the year I can qualify for other tournaments - I will be going for most of them - and then get enough points to get back here without qualifying."

McGarry also spared a thought for Holden, whose miserable run of form continued with the whitewash.

"Mark's a very capable player and it's unfortunate he's going through this at the minute, but he will hopefully come out on top and be back as strong as ever," he said.

"He is a good thrower and I hope he gets through it."

McGarry’s clash with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor will take place on Tuesday at 8.45pm.

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