BURNHAM-ON-SEA’S Gary Anderson is hoping to go one better than last year and win the Unibet Masters in Milton Keynes this weekend.

Anderson was beaten 11-7 in the 2017 final by Michael van Gerwen, who is gunning for a fourth successive Masters title, and the Scot has been installed as 6/1 third-favourite to claim the trophy this time around.

The 46-year-old, who is seeded fourth, begins his campaign against 25-year-old Dutchman Benito van der Pas tomorrow evening in the third of four scheduled matches, with the first getting underway at 7pm.

The victor will then play Daryl Gurney or Gerwyn Price on Sunday afternoon, with the semi-finals and final taking place on Sunday evening.

Anderson has indicated in recent interviews that he will scale down his schedule in 2018 in order to spend time with his young family.

ITV4 are screening the Unibet Masters live over the weekend, with £60,000 up for grabs for the winner.