Rangers and Celtic told £2m hero would improve Glasgow clubs, by ex-Old Firm star
Rangers and Celtic should have signed Lyndon Dykes from Livingston in 2020, according to Darren Jackson – after becoming Scotland’s hero again.
Dykes, 26, chose to play for Scotland back in 2020 and has already clocked up 20 caps since – scoring six goals. On Tuesday, he scored a crucial one.
With Scotland deadlocked at 0-0 against European minnows Faroe Islands, Nathan Patterson’s cross was bundled into the goal by Aussie-born Dykes.
It was his fourth in four Scotland caps. Those goals have been crucial, scoring winners against Austria, Moldova and now the Faroe Islands.
Dykes, currently at second-tier side QPR after Mark Warburton paid £2million (Sun) to lure him south, is quickly becoming a Scotland hero.
Meanwhile, neither Celtic or Rangers are firing on all cylinders. They could do with a striker, and Jackson thinks both should have signed Dykes.
“I was surprised he never went to one of the Old Firm, but they chose not to take him. He’s gone south,” Jackson told SSN – as per Football Scotland.
Jackson on Dykes: Improves Rangers or Celtic, bargain at £2m
Rangers and Celtic should be ruing the decision not to get him, as Jackson says. For just £2million, he is the perfect no.9 – and offers more than goals.
In 53 games for QPR, he has had a hand in 23 – scoring 16 and creating seven. But when he plays, QPR have more of a chance of winning the game.
Same with Scotland. His hold-up play brings others into the game, improving territory and attacking chances for those in and around him.
The signs were there – tormenting Celtic and Rangers defences in 2019-20. At £2million, the Old Firm clubs have really missed a glorious opportunity.