Scotland and QPR star Lyndon Dykes has equalled a unique scoring record set by Loftus Road legend Terry Venables.
As revealed by football statistician Jack Supple on Twitter, Dykes is the first QPR player whose first four goals for the club have come from the penalty spot since Terry Venables in 1970. Supple goes on to reveal that Venables’ first nine goals for the club were penalties.
Lyndon Dykes is the first QPR player to score each of his first four goals for the club from the penalty spot since Terry Venables in 1970 (scored first 9 from the spot).
— Jack Supple (@JTSupple) November 24, 2020
Dykes’ most recent goal for the Championship side came in Tuesday night’s 3-2 win over Rotherham. A victory which eased the pressure on manager Mark Warburton after a recent poor run.
Decent start to life in England
As for Dykes, he has made a decent start to life in England following his move from Livingston. The player will be hoping to score from open play soon enough, but you can’t really complain about scoring four goals so far.
The player has played a lot of games recently, including three for Scotland, but that hasn’t stopped him from finding the back of the net for QPR.
Of course, Dykes now has a big target for the rest of the season.
That is, to keep in good enough form that Steve Clarke selects him not just for the Scotland squad for the Euros, but for the team’s starting line-up as well.
Looks to be first-choice national team striker
At the moment Dykes looks to be in pole position to be the first-choice striker for Scotland.
However, a good goalscoring season for the Loftus Road side would all but cement his position in the team.
Only time will tell how well Dykes does for QPR this season. However, he has started well enough in a league that it is not always easy to adapt to. Hopefully for both the player and Scotland’s sake he can add more goals to his collection this season.