BBC Sport - Allen targets Crucible triumph

Allen targets Crucible triumph

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen hopes to build on his Players Championship success by winning a first World Championship title at the Crucible next month.

The Antrim player has moved up to sixth in the world rankings after defeating Ricky Walden 10-6 in the Players Championship decider on Sunday.

Allen reached the World Championship semi-finals in 2009 and has also two quarter-final appearances.