Lyndon Dykes has been handed an all-important boost ahead of World Cup qualifying this week by scoring his first QPR goal in three months.
The striker has been going through a season of change. After starting the season well with Livingston off the back of a strong 2019/20 Scottish Premiership campaign, the forward secured a record-breaking move from the Lions to English Championship outfit QPR.
Shortly after, Steve Clarke persuaded him to play for Scotland instead of his native Australia, playing seven times so far for the national team, instrumental in November’s win in Serbia which secured the nation’s qualification to Euro 2020 this summer.
But since netting against Brentford for QPR on November 27th, it’s been three months of frustration for Dykes. His effort and work-rate was never in question, but he hadn’t hit the net in 23 matches in all competitions.
That streak was broken on Saturday as QPR drew 1-1 with Reading. He netted the leveler on the stroke of half-time, 10-cap Scotland man Lee Wallace sliding in a cross which the Scots striker bundled home. Dykes is likely to lead the line when Scotland face Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands at the start of World Cup 2022 qualifying.
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