Dean Winstanley has warned Darren Webster that the Alexandra Palace stage belongs to him.
Buxton-based Winstanley booked his place in the second round of the PDC World Darts Championship with a 3-2 win over a game Wayne Jones.
He will now face Webster this Sunday after the Norwich thrower saw off seventh seed Simon Whitlock.
Winstanley has never beaten Webster in the past but insists that will change this weekend.
“I’ve never beaten Darren and he’s breaking my heart,” he said.
“He’s like a Yorkshire terrier. But we’ll see how it is when we get up on the big stage and play.
“This is my stage, not his.”
Vincent van der Voort and tenth seed Mervyn King are potential third round opponents for Winstanley, should he make it past Webster.
Winstanley won a high-quality contest against Jones last Sunday as he came from 2-1 down to win the last two sets.
He said: “It was a really tiring game, I just couldn’t shake Wayne off.
“I thought we both played well, but I really wanted that.
“I’ve been in a sudden death game before and there’s no way I wanted to play in one again.”
Winstanley hit seven 180s and averaged 93.66 but that was only just enough to squeeze by Jones.
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