Thornton not affected by delayed Q-School: "I'll be ready whenever I'm told to go"

Robert Thornton will be one of the leading names attempting to regain his Tour Card when Q-School takes place on a delayed date of February 7 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Thornton said though that whenever it takes place he will be ready in an interview with Darts World and that he believe he can return to the PDC Tour at the first time of asking.

“To be totally honest, it makes no difference to me when it goes ahead. I’ve been practising just as hard every day. I’ll be ready whenever I’m told to go," said Thornton to Darts World.

“It’s not the situation that I wanted to be in obviously. But that’s the way sport goes. You have highs and lows, good times and bad times.

“I know that Q School is going to be really hard. There are some big names in this year trying to get their Tour Card back like Raymond van Barneveld and Scott Mitchell amongst many.

“That doesn’t bother me. I’ve beaten everyone at some stage or other and I know I can do it again.

“I think I showed in the World Cup with John (Henderson) that I can still live with the best players in the world. It’s up to me to show that at Q School.

“You need a bit of luck along the way, definitely. But all I can do is work hard, enjoy my game and produce what I’m doing in practice.

“At the PDPA World Championship qualifier I just missed out on the Ally Pally, losing to Jamie Lewis. I felt I was a bit unlucky and missed some chances. Yet he should have beaten eventual World Champion Gerwyn Price in the opening round, so it just goes to show!”

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