Pleasingly for James Wilson fans, MDA and the bloke himself, it looks like the Yorkshireman’s recent injury woes are well and truly behind him.

The Huddersfield gent comfortably secured his tour card on day one of this year’s Q-School and is now looking to push on and climb the rankings.

Proudly taking his place in the 2022 European Darts Matchplay line up, Wilson put in a solid performance to see off the threat from Johan Engstrom in round one with a 6-3 win over the Swede.

Onto the Saturday and the 50-year old faced a much tougher test in the shape of former World Champion Rob Cross.

But in a tight contest that went all the way to the wire, it was Cross who crucially pinched that all important deciding leg to proceed.

Another who has had his own injury problems of late, Jamie Hughes is also looking sharp again. Yozza has tasted victory on the European Tour before, claiming the 2019 Czech Darts Open title and would dearly like to add another buckle to his belt.

On this occasion though, despite a very respectable 98.52 average from Hughes, he was pipped in round one by Wesley Plaisier who took the contest 6-4.

Daryl Gurney can once again consider himself incredibly unlucky in his match. Bumped up to the seeds due to players withdrawing, Superchin was handed a second round tie against Gabriel Clemens.

And just like fellow MDA representative James Wilson, the Northern Irishman experienced the agony of losing a last leg decider, bowing out 6-5 to Gabriel Clemens much to the delight of the partisan German crowd.