Smith still not feeling his best

23 February 2018 07:26:21 EST

Michael Smith has warned that he feels he is still not playing at his best, despite winning four out of four to lead the way in the Premier League of Darts.

Smith overcame Simon Whitlock 7-3 in Berlin on Thursday evening to maintain his perfect start to the campaign, while in the process ending his opponent's 100 per cent record in the competition to date.

To have four wins out of four is great and when I start playing well it will be even better!

Michael Smith

And Smith is confident that there is still more to come from him as the tournament progresses.

He told the official PDC website: "I'm not playing well and I'm winning. To have four wins out of four is great and when I start playing well it will be even better!"

Meanwhile, reigning PDC world champion Rob Cross believes he is coming back to his best, having made it two wins out of two by overcoming Raymond van Barneveld 7-3.

Cross, who lost his opening two Premier League matches, added: "Every week I'll keep getting better and I feel like me again.

"I'm getting more clinical and though I wouldn't say I'm 100 per cent, I'm trying to stay focused. My timing is coming back and that's what it's all about in darts.

"I'm feeling more comfortable and I'm getting there."

Next up on the Premier League calendar is Night Five in Exeter, where Cross is slated to face Gary Anderson and table-topper Smith takes on van Barneveld.

Smith is currently priced at 12/1 to be crowned Premier League champion this season, with Cross available at 7/1 and defending champion Van Gerwen 4/9.

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