Merseyside darts star Stephen Bunting said he’s “feeling good” despite having to bow out of the World Grand Prix because of Covid-19.

The Bullet Bunting tested positive for the virus just before the event in Coventry started

Despite not being in his best form during the PDC Home tour, he’d hoped to turn that around in his opening round match against Jamie Hughes last Wednesday.

But his late withdrawal meant he was replaced by Jeffrey De Zwaan.

The Bullet thanked his followers for all the supportive messages he’s received in a short clip posted to Twitter today.

He said he is “feeling really good in himself” and is still showing no signs of symptoms.

And said his isolation has given him plenty of practice hours as he looks to return to the oche soon.

With tournaments such as the European Championships and the Grand Slam of Darts coming up later this year, the 20th world ranking player will hope his own game doesn’t suffer from this missed playing time.

Although Bunting missed out, The World Grand Prix will come to an end this evening with a mouth-watering final clash between in-form Gerwyn Price and major underdog Dirk Van Duijvenbode.

The match is live on Sky Sports at 8pm.