WES NEWTON will miss the Betway Premier League Darts league night in Exeter on Thursday after being sidelined through tonsillitis, with Robert Thornton to play twice at the Westpoint Arena.

Betway Premier League Darts

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Newton has been struck down by the viral infection this week and has failed to recover in time for the fifth week of the Betway Premier League Darts season, and will now miss out on his clash with Simon Whitlock.

Scottish ace Robert Thornton will now double up in Exeter, opening the night with his planned clash against Peter Wright before taking on Whitlock in the final contest of the evening.

Newton will then play Whitlock in Dublin on March 27as he doubles up following a game against Gary Anderson at The O2 in Week Eight.

The former UK Open and European Championship finalist could still compete in this weekend’s Coral UK Open at the Butlins Minehead Resort, should his health improve over the next 24 hours ahead of his opening game on Friday night.

Betway Premier League Darts
Revised Fixtures
Week Five
March 6, Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Peter Wright v Robert Thornton
Raymond van Barneveld v Dave Chisnall
Adrian Lewis v Michael van Gerwen
Phil Taylor v Gary Anderson
Simon Whitlock v Robert Thornton
Tickets: 08444 99 99 55 or www.ticketzone.co.uk

Week Eight
March 27, The O2, Dublin
Gary Anderson v Wes Newton
Adrian Lewis v Dave Chisnall
Wes Newton v Simon Whitlock
Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Tickets: (Ire) 0818 719 377 or (UK) 0844 847 2455 orwww.theo2.ie

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