Thornton ruled out of Premier League action through illness!

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World Grand-Prix Champion Robert Thornton has been ruled out of the second week of Premier League action at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena through illness.

Thornton has been suffering with a chest infection all week and has subsequently been ruled out on medical advice. As a consequence, the Scot has also pulled out of this weekend’s Dutch Darts Masters in Venray, with his scheduled second-round opponent set to earn a bye to the last 16.

James Wade and Phil Taylor, who are contesting the final match of this evening, were involved in a coin toss to determine who will take Thornton’s place, and Wade will now play twice by opening up the evening with a clash against Michael Smith.

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