Mark Warburton has declared himself delighted with Lyndon Dykes’ start to life with QPR even though the striker has yet to score from open play.

Dykes’ four goals this season have all come from the penalty spot, but Warburton, the former Rangers manager, is still pleased with how well the Scotland striker has adopted to life in the Championship.

“Working so hard”

“He is a very talented player but as long as the ball hits the back of the net I don’t care. But it’s not a worry because he is working so hard” he said (West London Sport).

QPR and Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes

QPR and Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

“He has got great movement is a willing worker and will get better and better. He still has loads of development to come.”

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Scotland boss won’t be concerned

Steve Clarke won’t be unduly concerned about Dykes’ lack of goals from open play for QPR so far. It seems that he will be Scotland’s first choice striker unless injury intervenes.

Lyndon Dykes in action for QPR

Lyndon Dykes in action for QPR (Photo by Ian Randall/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Dykes’ ability to work hard has never been in doubt. That was shown in how well he performed for Scotland in the recent international fixtures. He is never going to be the kind of player who scores 20 goals a season for example.

Still, that does not mean that Dykes can’t be a valuable player for both club and country. He has already shown that he can be. He would no doubt like to find the back of the net more often. Still, as long as he is making his manager happy that is the most important thing.


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