Nathan Aspinall will aim for a third televised title when darting action returns next month at the World Matchplay after winning the inaugural PDC Home Tour.

Aspinall despite winning the online tournament is glad to have something to aim for and is already putting the practice in with the aim of not only winning the title, but showing he belongs with the elite.

“I’ve had two months off where I’ve loved spending time with the family, but I’ve got a job to do on the dartboard and I’m itching to get back into it,” said Aspinall, who won two Players Championship events in March.

“I want to get back to playing darts on tour, back to winning titles, back doing what I do best, and that starts with the World Matchplay.

“With the announcement today that the World Matchplay will go ahead on its originally scheduled dates I can’t wait to be back on the stage and on TV.”

“I’ve hardly been practicing during lockdown and when I have done it’s been horrendous.

“In my first two Home Tour nights I was pretty poor but now I’ve started putting the work in since it became clear that the World Matchplay would be going ahead.

“It takes a couple of weeks to get back to your best but I believe I am up there with the best in the world and I was playing really well before the break.”

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Author: Samuel Gill