Darts results LIVE: Luke Littler returns to Premier League action against Aspinall after Austrian Open win

Wright time to bow out

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Wright believes next year will be his Premier League swansong – if picked, writes PHIL LANNING.

But two-time world champion Snakebite – bottom of this year’s story – is confident he can win another major title or two.

The Scot, 54, told SunSport: “If I win a major and they pick me next year it will probably be my last Premier League. I will do my utmost to walk away with a victory.

“I’m getting older and all the traveling is tough. I would concentrate on all the other tournaments. Let these other youngsters like Joe Cullen and Chris Dobey get their chance!

“Is this the end? No. I believe I can definitely win a major this year.

“Obviously we have some fantastic players at the moment, the two Lukes and Gary Anderson.”

‘Littler makes me wonder if Area 51 alien has been released’

Luke Littler has been called the darts version of English football sensation Jude Bellingham

Littler, 17, leads the Premier League Darts table and already has two Eurotour titles to his name.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Bellingham has 29 caps to his name and has beaten LaLiga with Real Madrid following his record £115 million move last summer.

Ex-world champion Dennis Priestley told OLBG: “Luke Littler is definitely the Jude Bellingham of darts.

“You can compare him to anyone at the top of their sport, whether it’s football, basketball, baseball or any other sport. Littler has it all.

‘Littler is the real deal and the complete package. I’ve often wondered if they released aliens from Area 51 because he’s such an unusual human being. It is remarkable what he has already been able to process at the age of seventeen.

“People eventually get tired of people dominating the sport and we have to be careful whether he has reached his peak yet.

“I just hope it doesn’t become like football, where players get too much too quickly and Luke brings in a lot of money and then goes off the rails.

Littler looks at first place

Luke Littler will be hoping to maintain his place at the top of the Premier League standings tree.

The 17-year-old will take on the in-form Nathan Aspinall in his quarter-final match in Aberdeen tonight.

Ahead of the clash, the rising star has explained that he has his sights set on top spot for the fast-approaching play-offs.

He said: “The top position is my goal now.

“It would mean everything to finish at the top of the table, but I’m just really happy to be where I am now, five points ahead.”

Littler “didn’t play well,” Cullen said

Joe Cullen has claimed Luke Littler didn’t even play well when he beat him to win the Austrian Open earlier this week.

Cullen, who lost the final 8-4, was full of praise for Littler, calling him a “generational talent” overall.

But claimed it wasn’t Littler’s best night and the 17-year-old only beat him because he was even more wrong than his opponent.

He said: ‘Honestly I was rubbish.

“I don’t think Luke really played that well, but he just played better than me and did what he had to do at the right times.

“I was shhhhh – not very good!”