QPR and Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes says he’ll take 20 more tap-ins ‘no worries’ at all after ending a 12-game streak without a goal at international level.

The QPR forward followed in on Nathan Patterson’s first half shot to seal a 1-0 Scotland win over Moldova on Saturday. It sets up a huge match with Austria on Tuesday in World Cup qualifying Group F. Scotland must secure a positive result in Vienna to stand any chance of reaching the World Cup in Qatar next year.

Scotland v Moldova - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

The QPR forward netted for Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dykes said: “It’s the easiest one I have scored all season and I’ll take 20 of those, no worries. It was just good to get the goal and ease the boys into the game. I am feeling good just now, feeling confident. It’s been a good start to the season. In general, I feel confident and hopefully that keeps rolling on and the goals come.

“We are going there to play with confidence and target a win. That result just shows that the teams in this group have quality. We have played Israel a few times, probably too many, and they have good players too. We have to take the games as they come, put the head down and graft.

 

“Austria would have been dangerous even if they hadn’t lost but we need to focus on ourselves. We need to be positive and put it on them.”

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