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Last Updated: Monday, 29 October 2007, 07:08 GMT
Taylor vows to play on until 2012
Phil Taylor
Taylor has won only one trophy this season
Darts legend Phil Taylor has pledged to carry on playing for another five years and believes he can still improve.

The 47-year-old, who has won a record 13 world championships, has had a disappointing season, winning only the Premier League title.

But "The Power" told BBC One's Inside Sport: "I'm definitely going to give it five years.

"I'm getting back to being really competitive again. I'm going to try to be better than I ever was."

Taylor, once the dominant force on the PDC circuit, lost his world title to Dutch rival Raymond van Barneveld on New Year's Day this year and went on to suffer a series of shock defeats.

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The latest, to unheralded Adrian Gray in Dublin, prompted Taylor to say he would have to "think about my career".

However, he told the BBC he still had the hunger to improve his game and win more titles.

"I want to finish with a bang I suppose, go out at the top," he said.

"If I couldn't be the best, I wouldn't do it. I love it. I like the competitiveness, I like winning."

Taylor will attempt to regain his PDC world title when the tournament begins on 17 December.

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