Luke Littler’s pre-match routine revealed by two-time World Champion Peter Wright – and it baffles darts rivals

PETER WRIGHT has lifted the lid on Luke Littler’s pre-match routine.


The duo have both competed in this season’s Darts Premier League.


Peter Wright has heaped praise upon Luke LittlerCredit: Rex


Littler, 17, is in the midst of a sensational breakthrough yearCredit: Alamy


So Wright, 54, has been well placed to observe Littler’s stunning rise.


For many teenagers, a sudden ascent to superstardom akin to Littler’s would be overwhelming.


But according to Wright, the 17-year-old has remained astonishingly calm.


Speaking to talkSPORT, “Snakebite” said of Littler: “He’s doing fantastic and he’s great for the sport.


“Like all the other guys and myself, we practice a lot in the back room.


“He just sits there on his phone, gets up and has about five minutes then walks on the stage and spanks everyone.”


Since his incredible run to the World Championship final, Littler has won the Bahrain Masters title, and tops the Premier League Darts table having won three nights.


Wright reckons that Littler is already one of the best players in the world, alongside Luke Humphries.


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He added: “Both Lukes are the best players in the world at the moment followed by Gary Anderson.


“They are all great for the sport, hopefully I can get back to form and upset them a little bit.”



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Littler currently tops Premier League Darts with 31 points, while Wright is bottom of the pile with just four.


The duo could meet tomorrow in Aberdeen, should they win their respective quarter-finals.


“The Nuke” is set to take on Nathan Aspinall, while Wright faces Michael Smith.



Gideon Canice

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