Henderson & Thornton to team up in World Cup

John Henderson and Robert Thornton are to represent Scotland in the BetVictor World Cup of Darts next month.


Popular Scot Henderson is set to make his World Cup debut representing the reigning champions from November 6-8 following the decision of both Peter Wright and Gary Anderson not to compete in Austria.


Thornton has previously competed in the World Cup three times alongside Anderson, and the former UK Open and World Grand Prix champion returns to the tournament following a four-year absence.


"It's a shame that Peter and Gary won't be playing but John and I will be giving it everything to bring the trophy back to Scotland again," said Thornton.


"I didn't think I'd get another chance because of where the other guys are in the top 32, but I'm delighted that I have. I'm always proud to represent Scotland and I want to do myself justice.


"To be playing for Scotland again is great, and especially alongside Big John. He deserves his chance because he's played his socks off for years.


"The World Cups have been fantastic experiences in the past and I can't wait to wear the Scotland shirt again."

Details of competing players for the 32 nations involved in the BetVictor World Cup of Darts will be confirmed in due course