Luke Littler fired 'sickening' warning by darts expert ahead of Premier League clash with Gerwyn Price

Luke Littler fired 'sickening' warning by darts expert ahead of Premier League clash with Gerwyn Price

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler dealt snub amid dream of Premier League glory

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 12/02/2024

- 11:04

The 17-year-old has dominated the headlines over the past month amid his outstanding performances in the sport

Darts commentator Paul Nicholson believes Luke Littler will face some 'sickening' matches as the PDC Pro Tour commences today.

The teenager is currently focused on his upcoming Premier League clash with Gerwyn Price, having picked up five points in the competition so far.

Littler is yet to make an appearance in a Players Championship tournament, having only owned a PDC Tour Card since January.

He is expected to feature on the tour at some point this year, however, despite currently being focused on the Premier League.

Luke Littler Paul Nicholson

Luke Littler has been warned by Paul Nicholson that he faces a 'sickening' time on the PDC tour


Given Littler's brilliant performances over the past month, he's being tipped for an extremely bright future.

And Nicholson believes the 17-year-old is a player to watch, though has warned the teenager he'll face some 'sickening' tests ahead.

"I have no doubt that he will have many great tournaments this year, and his development tour season last year will prepare him for this rookie season in PC’s perfectly," he said.

"However, they do not just give out these titles and he will have to go through some sickening draws just to make quarter finals."

Nicholson is expecting Ricky Evans to shine this year, insisting he's capable of winning this season.

"This is a battle cry to one of the most talented players in PDC darts," he added.

"He has the skills, he has the ammunition to win these things, but for some reason he hasn’t.

"I think he can this season, but only if he recognises what isn’t working for him and what he needs to do to find that extra belief.

"It’s time he found it, or the truth is, he may never win one."

And Nicholson also thinks German star Gabriel Clemens is capable of securing a maiden PDC crown this year.

"He doesn’t have to fix a great deal about his game to do that," he continued.

"Ability wise, not a lot has changed the past few years.

"I think if he conquers the mental side, that will get him over the line."

Meanwhile, Littler's whirlwind rise to prominence saw him recently meet Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson provided the youngster with some words of advice after a 2-2 draw between the Red Devils and Tottenham.


Luke Littler darts

Luke Littler is set to face Gerwyn Price in the Premier League on Thursday


But Littler, speaking to the Daily Mail, has confessed he struggled to understand the 82-year-old due to his Scottish accent.

"To be honest, it was good to get out of the house," he revealed when asked about their meeting.

"I support United so it was nice to meet my idols at my home club, it was a good day out.

"I watched them train for a bit but it was raining and I went in when they started doing tactics and all that stuff.

“I also met Sir Alex at United vs Spurs a few weeks ago. That was good.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Luke Littler has shed light on his meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson


"My dad had seen their glory years, witnessed '99 [when the club won the treble], and so it was good for him to meet him.

"It was good to chat. I didn't get much out of him, because of his accent, but he did say keep going and stick to it.”

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