SCOTLAND’S ROBERT THORNTON is delighted to welcome new official partners after receiving sponsorship agreements from Plexiform Lighting Solutions and Rossini Group.

‘The Thorn’ has will be sporting the logos of the two Italian lighting brands with immediate effect, including at live-streamed and televised events.

Thornton will next be in action at a double-header of PDC Players Championships in Dublin before the World Grand Prix, which he famously won in 2015.

“I’m delighted to have received this backing,” said the former Premier League star.

“It is always a confidence boost when a company wants you to become an ambassador for them and it can help re-focus the mind because you want to do well for your sponsors too.”