Former Scotland striker James McFadden believes Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet can help take the burden off QPR man Lyndon Dykes in the national team’s attacking endeavours.

The QPR forward has turned into Scotland’s talisman under Steve Clarke and it has worked so far, his seven appearances coinciding with Clarke’s side securing qualification for Euro 2020, the nation’s first tournament since 1998.

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QPR forward Dykes has been key for Scotland. (Photo by Ian Randall/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But now two new strikers are in the fold, Hibs’ Nisbet and Southampton attacker Che Adams. Dykes was given a boost before this week’s World Cup qualifiers by scoring his first QPR goal since November, but Nisbet can help ease the pressure on him in navy blue according to McFadden.

He explained (BBC): “Nisbet obviously went through that spell of not scoring and got his goal last week, but there’s more to his game than just scoring goals. He’s got good movement, he’s intelligent and he brings others in to play. He’s good foil at times with Christian Doidge being that aerial threat.

“I think it’s deserved. The season that he’s had, the journey and story that he has, it’s right that they’re having a look at him because it’s bringing competition for places now. If you go back to the play-off games, everything was on Lyndon Dykes and even at that point, you’re still not sure what you’re going to get from Lyndon Dykes.

Nisbet could be key for Scotland and may pair Dykes in Clarke's forward line.

Nisbet could be key for Scotland and may pair Dykes in Clarke’s forward line. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“So it can only be good that you’ve got strikers coming in that are good and can provide goals and assists.”

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