JOE Cullen will again be entering another TV tournament in great form after he gained his second tournament win of the year on the final day of the PDC Winter Series in Coventry.

The Bradfordian followed up the European Tour title, which he earned after beating Michael Van Gerwen in October, by claiming the last Players Championship event of 2020, with a 8-4 win over Krzysztof Ratajski in the final.

It was not all plain sailing though as Cullen was starring down the barrel of defeat in the first round, trailing 5-0 to Justin Pipe.

An amazing comeback was produced to win that tie 6-5 before victories against Chris Dobey, Niels Zonneveld, Boris Krcmar, Daryl Gurney and Andy Boulton earned him a final spot.

Polish number one Ratajski took an early 2-1 lead before missing chances to push on, allowing 'The Rockstar' to level. Cullen then broke his World Cup opponent to go 5-3 in front.

From then on, it was all the Wyke ace who ended a 105.1 average performance in convincing fashion to land only his third Players Championship win of his career.

In the Unibet European Championship last month, he failed to capitalise on his good run and number one seeding, crashing out at the opening stage to Irishman William O'Connor.

This time out, the 31-year-old enters his maiden BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts aiming to convert his off-screen form onto the big stage, and take the coveted Eric Bristow Trophy away from back-to-back winner Gerwyn Price.

He will have to do it the hard way though, starting in a cluster full of quality. World number one Van Gerwen, Gabriel Clemens and Adam Hunt prop up Group A in the round-robin/knockout competition.

Cullen begins his campaign tonight on Sky Sports against German superstar Clemens as a 35/1 shot to wake up next Wednesday morning as champion.