DARTS star Jonny Clayton is relishing the return of supporters when the Premier League play-offs get under way this week.

The 46 year-old from Pontyberem - a former player in the Cardigan League - is currently in fifth place, equal on points with fourth-placed Jose de Sousa.

Eight players remain in the competition, and the top four players at the end of week will battle it out to be crowned 2021 champion.

A sell-out crowd, of up to 1,000 spectators, will be allowed to attend the event, for the first time since December 2020.

"I'm looking forward to the fans, I like the banter and I like to see faces when you turn around," said 2021 Masters champion Clayton.

"I'm still there, they're not getting rid of me, and I'm out to win - if I can win each game, I'll be champion, so that's my aim."

Clayton faces Gary Anderson, Jose De Sousa, Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh in the final week of competition.

He was top of the table at the end of the first phase, but he had a run of four winless matches, before two wins in his final three matches.

"I need to get back to what I can play like, and let them worry about me," said Clayon, who is nicknamed 'The Ferret'.

"The darts has gone well for me this year, I've just got to concentrate on my own game, and not worry about anyone else.

"I've got four days to play my best darts, I'll take it day by day, and let's see if the Ferret can come through."

Fans had been allowed back for the 2021 World Championships in Alexandra Palace, but only the first night of action had spectators before London was put into Tier 3 restrictions the following day.

The final week of the Premier League at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, promises to be a big occasion.