NICK Kenny believes his career has reached a crossroads following a second successive first-round exit at the BDO World Darts Championship.

Kenny, beaten by Willem Mandigers on Saturday after losing to Glen Durrant in last year’s Lakeside tournament, wants someone “to get me in the right frame of mind” going forward.

The 24-year-old would like a manager to take care of his schedule and travel arrangements, allowing him to focus purely on the darts.

“I need to regroup, have a look at what’s happening in terms of sponsors and people who want to be involved,” he said.

“I’ve got the talent, I just need to expose that talent more because I’m not doing it enough.

“I need a manager. I need somebody who will book everything and tell me where and when I’m going.

“Instead of worrying about that stuff myself I need someone to do it for me.

“I need a change in my game because the pressure is on me to look after myself.

“I need to sort myself out and get somebody who wants to back me, and only worry about the darts and not everything else.

“It just does my head in, I never thought it would.

“I need somebody to get me in the right frame of mind and look after me.”

He added: “I can look at the match against Willem as that moment when I knew things had to change.

“I don’t want to keep going round in circles and qualifying for big events by the skin of my teeth.

“It is hard work but I know I’m capable of winning the world championship.”

On the 3-0 defeat to Dutchman Mandigers, Cwmbran-born Kenny, who now lives in Ebbw Vale, said: “The majority of the professionals know what I’m like and it was a surprise to Glen Durrant and Martin Adams that I lost.

“It’s not a surprise to me because it’s all on the day."