BURNHAM-ON-SEA resident Gary Anderson will face Phil Taylor in tonight's World Darts Championship quarter-finals, after overcoming apparent back trouble in his last 16 match with Steve West.

'The Flying Scotsman', who won the World title in 2015 and 2016, edged past West at Alexandra Palace on Thursday night, but he will have to raise his level of performance to beat Taylor.

Anderson won 4-2, but West matched his average throughout, with a series of big finishes forcing the world No 3 to fight for his victory, which seemed to take its toll, as the Burnham man rushed through the final legs and left the arena without speaking to the media.

And so it looks like a race against time to regain fitness for tonight's match, which pits him against 'The Power' Taylor, who is playing in his last tournament before retirement but beat Keegan Brown 4-0 in a glittering display yesterday, having previously knocked out Taunton's Justin Pipe.

The Anderson-Taylor match will take place in the evening session, following Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld from 7pm, which live coverage on Sky Sports.