Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes is certainly a player that has caught the eye in 2019/20.
The 24-year-old is in his first full season at the Tony Macaroni Stadium, after signing for the club in January 2019 before, being loaned back to Queen of the South for the rest of the 2018/19 campaign.
Livi reportedly tried to buy him in the summer of 2018, which is a suggestion of just how badly they wanted him – and Dykes has been showing this season why that was the case.
Currently, Dykes – seemingly at the centre of a tug of war between Scotland and Australia (where he was born) – has 12 goals and 10 assists to his name this season, in 32 appearances across all competitions.
That is quite an impressive output for one who had been kicking it in the Championship for the past few seasons.
Dykes’ talents will have come as no surprise to Gary Holt though, who branded him ‘a good athlete’ with ‘a bit of everything in his game’ at the time of his signing (BBC Sport).
Dykes’ athleticism does set him apart – in the recent game against Celtic in the Premiership at the Tony Macaroni, he once again gave towering Hoops defender Christopher Jullien real problems, just like at Parkhead in October.
The turn of pace he possesses combined with his natural strength makes him a real handful, and him buying into the tenacious Livi press makes him an utter nuisance for opposition defenders.
Without a doubt, Dykes has been one of the big success stories outside the Old Firm clubs this term, and Livi fans ought to be excited about the kind of impact he could make for the club in the coming years.