SCOTT Mitchell confessed he could not afford to let his standards drop at the BDO World Championship if he wanted to mount a title charge.

The Dorset county star is due to face Krzysztof Kciuk in the second round tomorrow after an impressive 3-0 win over Oliver Ferenc.

Mitchell's 94.64 average was the second highest in the first round and sparked talk of another World Championship crown for the Bransgore-based thrower.

Bookmakers had priced Scotty Dog fifth-favourite before a dart had been thrown at Frimley Green. But after the first-round victory he climbed to second-favourite in the outright markets.

The 2015 Lakeside winner told Daily Echo: "The bookmakers left me a little under the radar but, hopefully, I scared a few players.

"It was great to play well on Tuesday but I need to match those levels. It is no good having a 94 average then doing an 85."

Mitchell has never faced qualifier Kciuk, who beat 11th seed Dave Parletti in the first round.

"He looks like a good finisher," said Mitchell. "I need to outscore him and get to the doubles first to restrict his opportunities."