Livingston boss Gary Holt hopes his influential forward Lyndon Dykes is fit enough to face Celtic this weekend.
He sat out the weekend’s defeat to Hamilton with an ankle injury. It was a shame for him following an excellent display against Rangers in the League Cup.
Holt is hoping to have him back for this weekend’s match against Celtic and admits he’s been pleased with his efforts so far.
He told the Herald (sport page seven, 01/10/19): “We have spoken about it from day one how he has impressed us and how he is getting better and better.
“I think he showcased that against Rangers, as did a lot of the other boys.
“He wants more goals and we want more from him as well. He’s an honest boy and wants to put in a shift every day.”
Livingston need Dykes for Celtic occassion
Against Rangers Dykes displayed his true potential. Whilst he didn’t score, he gave Connor Goldson and Filip Helander a torrid time at the back with his physical presence.
He was denied a clear goalscoring opportunity by the latter, who brought him down as the Australian raced through on goal.
There was another opportunity late on as the striker burst through the middle, but his lob ended up over the bar.
If Livi want to hassle Celtic, they need Dykes fit and firing. He has proven he can lead the line on a big occasion and Sunday presents another chance for him to do that.
The odds are stacked against Livingston this week, but with Dykes in attack, they have an attacking outlet who could worry Celtic.