QPR boss Mark Warburton is pleased with the effort that Lyndon Dykes is putting into his performances, even though the Scotland international is finding goals hard to come by.

Dykes drew a blank in last night’s 0-0 draw with Preston. He hasn’t found the back of the net for QPR since against Brentford in November. However, Warburton cannot fault the hard graft that the 25-year-old is putting into his displays for the team, even though the player did miss a chance to give his team the lead in the game.

“They keep working”

“When strikers have a barren spell, what do they do? They keep working, keep trying and work for the team, and he does that” 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 had that great touch for that chance early in the game and I have no problems with Lyndon, Macca (Macauley Bonee) or Charlie (Austin).

“Making a contribution”

“The boys are working tirelessly and making a contribution to the team’s performance” Warburton mused.

Lyndon Dykes celebrates his goal against Brentford

Lyndon Dykes celebrates a goal against Brentford (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Dyke does do a lot of good work outside the box, so perhaps that is why Warburton is still content with the striker’s performance. The fact he has been a first-team regular during the barren run is evidence that the manager is satisfied with the player.

You have to think that Dykes himself though will want to get back on the goal trail as soon as possible. His next chance to do that is on Saturday, when QPR takes on a struggling Birmingham City. That could be the ideal game for Dykes to score his first goal of 2021.

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