Glasgow Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has claimed that Lyndon Dykes would be a good signing for Steven Gerrard’s side as he explained where the Ibrox club needs to strengthen this summer (PLZ Soccer).
According to a report in the Scottish Sun from mid-May, Rangers are tracking the Livingston striker with a view to taking him to Ibrox, but Teamtalk recently claimed Celtic have enquired to his club about him.
Dykes enjoyed a superb breakout season in 2019-20, turning in a number of impressive displays for the Doonhammers and claiming 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.
The 24-year-old signed for Livingston in January 2019 before heading back to Queen of the South on loan, and Livi’s patience with him paid off, as shown by the rave reviews going his way, not to mention links with big clubs.
Speculation linking Dykes with Rangers increased after the striker unveiled a blue haircut on social media and, even though Gary Holt says no offers have been made for his player, Ferguson reckons the Light Blues should step up their interest.
He told PLZ Soccer: “The signings that Rangers make must come into the starting XI must come into the starting lineup. They can’t be squad players.
“Make an exception for the goalkeeper (Jon McLaughlin), he’ll be behind (Allan McGregor), but the three, four or five signings that get made have to come straight into the starting XI and make them stronger.
“They have to make sure they don’t just compete for six months, but for the 12 months of the season.
“(I think Gerrard needs to bring in) somebody up front, different from Morelos and Defoe. I know Lyndon Dykes has been spoken about the last couple of days, I do think he would be a good signing for Rangers.”
Dykes, a tall target man with raw power, aggression, a superb engine and a proven goalscoring record in Scotland, would definitely be a good option for Rangers – and he’s reported to cost a relatively modest £2million.
Billy Dodds recently told the Scottish Sun that he’d be “the perfect buy for Rangers and the type of player that Gerrard is going to need if he is to stop Celtic”, and with Ferguson now approving of Dykes at Ibrox, here’s hoping the club pursues with their reported interest.