Luke Littler has warned Luke Humphries that he is ‘all set’ for Saturday ahead of their clash at the Darts Masters.
The two will face each other just weeks after Humphreys defeated the teenager in the World Darts Championship final.
Littler booked his place in the quarter-finals of the competition with a 6-2 win over Dirk van Duijvenbode of the Netherlands.
The Briton was not at his best, averaging 90.85, but a brilliant 150 checkout helped him reach the last eight.
Luke Littler is looking for glory at the Dutch Masters ahead of his rematch with Luke Humphries
And Littler has now warned Humphries on Instagram that he is ready for their rematch.
“Strong start. Ready for Saturday,” the teen said on the social media site.
Littler’s girlfriend Eloise Milburn sent the darts star a message of support, saying: “Keep it up and bring it home babe.”
Putting the disappointment of the beginning of the month behind them, Littler is hoping to capture back-to-back World Series titles.
However, it won’t be easy for Humphries, especially considering the way he outclassed his upcoming opponent during their previous meeting.
Whoever advances at the Dutch Masters is in line to earn a whopping £20,000.
Both Littler and Humphries are already guaranteed a modest £2,500 as a result of their exploits so far.
There is a total of £60,000 in prize money available in the tournament.
As well as the meeting in the Netherlands, both Littler and Humphries are set to face each other in the Premier League opener.
Speaking earlier this week, the 17-year-old started playing mind games with Humphries by saying that the pressure was on the 28-year-old rather than himself.
,[Humphries] It’s been unbelievable,” he said, according to the Mirror.
“That’s why he won the world title and that’s why he has this 20-game winning streak.
“So now he is the man to beat – and all the attention will be on him.
“Hopefully the World Championships won’t be the last time we meet in a major final – and if it’s me and Luke in every final, it’ll still be cool.
“But you’ve still got all those dangerous players – Michael Smith, Gezzi (Gerwyn Price) and Michael van Gerwen – and it’s going to be grueling.
Meanwhile, Humphreys warns Littler that he will not be able to dominate darts easily.
“We are in an era where no one player is dominating the game anymore,” he said.
“If Luke gets better than before it could be a possibility but he will face a lot of great players this year.
“He hasn’t faced everyone, he’s only faced six players so far.
“You’ve got Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall and Peter Wright.
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“All these players are tough competitors but if he keeps getting better he can definitely dominate the game but it’s up to me to get even better and not let that happen.
“I think we are in the greatest era of darts because it is no longer dominated by one person.
“It’s a very open game and I think a lot of players believe they can win and I’m talking top 64 and that’s what makes it so open.”