Peter Wright has taken plenty of confidence from helping Scotland achieve their best-ever run in the World Cup of Darts on Sunday.
The Mendham-based thrower partnered Gary Anderson in the four-day event in Frankfurt, Germany last week, with the Scottish duo narrowly beaten 3-2 by England in the final.
And despite the disappointment of missing out on lifting his first major televised title, Wright was pleased with his weekends efforts alongside the current World Champion.
“I enjoyed it,” he said. “It was good to get to the final and get Scotland’s best run in the competition.
“The furthest we got before was with Robert Thornton last year in the quarter-finals.”
After seeing off Singapore 5-1 in the first round, Wright and Anderson showed their class with consecutive 2-0 victories against Hungary and Hong Kong to advance to the semi-finals.
Wright and Anderson then paired up to edge a doubles decider 4-1 against the Netherlands, before losing a close final 3-2 against the number one seeds England.
“Taking out Holland was my highlight,” Wright said. “It’s a totally different pressure (in the World Cup).
“You’re not just playing for yourself. If you don’t play well you’re letting your partner down and your country too.
“I’ll take confidence from the weekend and hopefully I’ll be spot on come the Matchplay.”
Before the World Matchplay at the end of July, Wright returns to Germany this weekend for the International Darts Open, before competing in the Japan Darts Masters the following weekend.