"I hate going to Leicester or Milton Keynes for the Pro Tours" - Nathan Aspinall admits he's a big stage player

A former UK Open and World Matchplay winner, there aren't many better on the big stage than Nathan Aspinall.

Last Thursday night in Rotterdam, Aspinall took victory on Night 12 of the current Premier League Darts campaign, thriving in the epic atmosphere served up by the Dutch crowd. "I'm a big stage player. I hate going to Leicester or Milton Keynes for the Pro Tours," admits 'The Asp' in conversation with Sky Sports. "I just hate them. But, you have to do them."

"I'm a big stage player. That's what you pick up the darts for the first time for, to play in these big arenas and big tournaments," Aspinall continues. "I'm concentrating on the Premier League. I know, because of my ranking (world number 4 ed.), I'm in every TV tournament this year. Granted, I've fell down the Pro Tour rankings and I won't be a seed, but I don't care. It is what it is, I don't worry about draws anymore."

Tomorrow Aspinall will be back in Premier League Darts action on Night 13 in Liverpool, where he will take on Luke Humphries in the quarterfinals. Aspinall is currently third in the standings, three points off table topping Humphries. The top four after sixteen days of play qualify for the playoffs at London's O2 Arena.

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