MICHAEL WARBURTON has set his sights on double tops - winning the World title and watching Wrexham lift the FA Trophy at Wembley.

The Welsh international plays his last-16 tie against Jim McEwan in the WDF Championships at Lakeside on Thursday - and victory will put him only two games away from a shot for the £50,000 first prize in Sunday's final.

The 37-year-old father of four from Gwersyllt made it into the third round with an edgy 3-2 win over Dave Prins - and admitted he felt nervous on the oche at the famous darts venue.

"I had a drink or two on Monday night to celebrate and there as a bit of karaoke too just to settle the nerves after my first game of the tournament.

"I think they got fed up of me in the bar at the end because I could stop singing 'Wemberlee' and 'Super Paul Mullin!'

"Wrexham are doing brilliantly at the moment and it's amazing what's happened since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over.

"It's worked out well for me going to Wembley to watch them in the final.

"I'm in the Modus League down in Southampton that ends on the Saturday, so it's perfect for me to drive up to Wembley for the big game on Sunday.

"I had loads of support while I've been down here and I just want to do well for the town."

Football gets put to one side today though as Warburton concentrates on beating McEwan, who averaged 92.48 in his second round win over Aaron Turner.

"I couldn't have asked for a more difficult game," added Warburton, who is ranked 13th seed in the Frimley Green tournament.

"Jim's playing well at the moment, he's been on the PDC Pro Tour. It will be tough but I'll play better than what I did on Monday. I know that.

"I must admit that I did feel nervous and my hands were shaking a couple of times when I was going for big shots.

"But I had some god checkouts and kept going. Dave Prins never knows when he's beat but I always felt I was in control."

Backed by his wife Lucy, who will again be in the crowd again for a match that will be screened live on Eurosport from 1pm, Warburton believes hitting the bullesye in the practice room prior to the game will be key.

"Whoever throws first certainly gained the upper hand on Monday and I'm sure that will be the same against Jim."

There are two other last-16 ties scheduled for Thursday with Neil Duff taking on Nick Fullwell and James Hurrell facing Ryan de Vreede.