Darts star Peter Wright unveils cheeky plan to 'unsettle' Luke Littler ahead of Premier League clash

Darts star Peter Wright unveils cheeky plan to 'unsettle' Luke Littler ahead of Premier League clash

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 21/02/2024

- 16:07

Updated: 21/02/2024

- 16:18

The pair will go head-to-head for the first time in Newcastle on Thursday evening

Peter Wright has come up with a plan to 'unsettle' Luke Littler ahead of their first-ever meeting at the Premier League this week.

The Scot claims he will steal the teenager's phone to disrupt his preparation ahead of the match on night four in Newcastle.

Littler has picked up five points in his first three weeks in the Premier League but lost in his quarter-final in Glasgow last time out.

Wright is yet to register a single point having lost in each of his quarter-finals, so is desperate to get on the board in Newcastle.

Peter Wright and Luke Littler

Peter Wright has come up with a plan of unsettling Luke Littler ahead of their Premier League clash


Wright previously revealed he was inspired by Littler's run at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

He claimed he got rid of all his darts trophies in order to give him motivation to win more in 2024.

The two-time world champion believes Littler has only brought good things to the sport.

Wright told Sportsboom: "He's inspired me with what he's done for the game, bringing all the press and potential sponsors into the game.

"It's fantastic for darts and it's fantastic for all the youngsters out there who are inspiring to be a darts player.

"You don’t have to be 50-year-old with tons of experience to be a world champion anymore. He was so close to being a world champion."

Littler's pre-match routine has often been questioned by his fellow players, with the teen relaxed backstage and rarely practising.

The 17-year-old enjoys some downtime on his phone before he enters the big arena in TV tournaments.

But Wright joked he will take Littler's phone to stop him from preparing as he would like.

The 53-year-old quipped: "I'm going to take his phone off him in the back room so he can't play games, that’ll unsettle him."

Littler has previously stated he does not want any advice from other professional players in his first year on the tour.

Wright agrees that the youngster has got the right attitude to succeed and only needs to take advice that will help him.


Luke Littler

Luke Littler will be hoping for a better performance on night four in the Premier League


He added: "I didn't really go and ask advice or offer any other players when I was climbing up the ladder, like Luke.

"I just sat in a room on my own and watched the players to see what they did and don’t do, and just take little bits away from their game. There’s no point asking for advice if it doesn’t suit them.

"When I was at his age, when I used to go to an exhibition and play one of the pros, the attitude was like I've got to smash you up.

"That's what sort of attitude Luke's got, which makes it a great game anytime anyone plays him. I've seen what he's done to all the other top pros."

Peter Wright

Peter Wright is still looking for his first points in the Premier League this year


The schedule in Newcastle will also pit Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price against each other in the quarter-final stage.

Current world champion Luke Humphries will take on 2018 world champion Rob Cross.

Michael Smith will play Nathan Aspinall, who is also yet to pick up a point in the tournament.

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