Mark Warburton has backed Lyndon Dykes to continue his QPR form into Euro 2020 this summer as the Scotland striker hits top gear.

Fans of QPR had criticised Dykes’ displays since moving to Loftus Road, having not scored a goal since November prior to a strike against Reading last month. Now he’s scored five goals in five domestic games and is firing on all cylinders, his tally now 10 goals in 31 Championship games this term after a goal in this week’s match with Rotherham.

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Warburton is aware of the criticism Dykes received but the QPR boss believes there’s no reason why his current form can’t continue long-term: “He should (feel good), he came through that spell where he received a lot of criticism.

“That happens to strikers as they have their barren spells but he never stopped working both on the training pitch and in games. He contributed to both boxes and away from just goals. He has got his reward, four goals in three games, and he’s in fine form, he’s working hard.

“He had a good trip with Scotland, his confidence is high, and he knows now it’s all part of his learning curve. He has to keep working hard day in and day out. He deserves enormous credit for his recent performances.”

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