Lyndon Dykes is looking forward to life in the Championship with QPR after swapping West Lothian for West London.

The big striker has joined QPR in a big seven-figure move on a four-year deal. Despite only spending a season with Livingston, Dykes made a big impression, scoring 14 goals with 10 assists in 36 games for the Lions.

He had scored two in three games this term before missing Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Rangers as his move to QPR neared. He’s been given a big show of faith by new manager Mark Warburton, being handed the number nine shirt at Loftus Road. Dykes is delighted to join as he looks forward to the physical side of Championship life.

 

“I’m buzzing, obviously!” he said (QPR). “Being at Livingston was great but to be at a club like this, I just want to put my head down now and kick on.

“I am a player who works hard for the team. I like to work hard for my team-mates, I want them to know that I’m putting it in for them. I am always going to give 100%. I am always willing to learn and hopefully I can score a few goals as well. I’m willing to get in there and rough some people up!”

Physical menance. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Livi are delighted for him as he makes his big move south. Whilst financially life-changing for Dykes, it’s a big one for the Lions too, with their previous transfer record smashed by this move, Queen of the South also benefitting from this deal.

“There was a fair bit of interest in Lyndon but as a club, we are delighted that he has chosen QPR as his final destination, which will see him link up with former Lions favourite, Liam Kelly,” said Head of Football Operations David Martindale.

“I’m disappointed that the finer details of the agreement cannot be shared with our fans due to the terms contained within the transfer agreement. However, on a much more positive note, I can confirm that we have substantially broken the clubs previous transfer fee record. We are also delighted that Queen of the South will receive a portion of this, as in my opinion they are due huge credit in Lyndon’s development.

Queen of the South benefit. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

“I would like to go on record thanking Lyndon, his teammates and all the coaching staff who have played an integral part in Lyndon’s, and Livingstons, success over the past twelve months which ultimately lead to Lyndon getting his move to the English Championship.

“He has been a credit to himself, a joy to coach and we have no doubt at all that Lyndon will go down to the English Championship and help QPR in their quest back to the English Premier League.”

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