Resolute Robert Thornton believes he is still “dangerous”

Scottish star Thornton reacts (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Robert Thornton believes he is still “dangerous” as he bids to get back into the top echelons of world darts.

The multiple major champion has made a habit of bouncing back throughout his career and is ready for another glory charge.

Now, after his focus has once again admirably been on his family, Thornton believes there is another comeback in him.

He said: "Sometimes life takes over and you have to focus on what is most important.

"Family will always be my priority but darts is important too and I believe that I still have more to achieve in the game.

"I'm dangerous when I've not really been on the radar but things have been improving and I don't need to prove what I am capable of. 

"Nobody should be surprised if I manage to do something special again."

The Ayrshire ace gave up the sport for two decades while raising his children before reaching the BDO World Championship in 2005.

A couple of years later he was crowned Winmau World Master as he claimed his first major title.

His second major triumph saw 'The Thorn' pull off a fairytale success, winning the UK Open in 2012 following a spell out action after suffering seriously with pneumonia – beating then world number one Phil Taylor in a shock final success.

Thornton's 2015 glory at the World Grand Prix saw him defeat another world number one in the final – this time Dutch sensation Michael van Gerwen.

But after a disappointing run, the Scot believes he is ready to pounce again, adding: "I've got a good feeling about my game again.

"I've had a lot on my mind for quite a few years and I'm only human. It’s very difficult to focus on the game with other problems.

"Other players have had similar situations where your personal life takes over. The crucial thing is how you bounce back from that.

"I've got a habit of going quiet and popping up to win a tournament when everyone least expects in. It usually goes in three year spells, so I’m due a good one very soon. I hope so anyway!"


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