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Ando Will Be A Player Reborn. Taylor Tips Flying Scotsman To Surge.

The Power is predicting a big comeback for pal Gary Anderson who finished runner-up in the PDC Home Tour a fortnight ago. The 16-times World Champion believes that Ando will be “reborn” when darts returns after lockdown.

Taylor said:

“Someone like Gary Anderson will benefit from this enforced break.

The time at home with his family will do him a world of good – he will almost be a player reborn.

Taylor acknowledges it’s not all one way though, speaking exclusively to Darts World’s lead reporter, the Potteries legend recalled some of the challenges of combining family life with professional darts:

“when you have to leave your loved ones week in, week out to play in the Premier League, and you’re only at home one or two nights a week…

it’s really tough. Especially when your family is so young.“

The two Phils covered a wide range of topics, including recent remarks about MVG and how he sees the game changing since his retirement during a recent conversation for Darts World. You can read the full story later today at

  • Feature Pic: L Lustig (PDC)
  • Interview: Phil Lanning
  • Gary Anderson Image: Taylor Lanning