Scotland boss Steve Clarke has been left impressed with what he’s seen of QPR striker Lyndon Dykes on the international scene.

It’s been a surreal month or so for the Scotland international. He made a seven-figure move from Livingston to QPR in August, a reward for a year of good form at Gary Holt’s Lions.

Czech Republic v Scotland - UEFA Nations League

Lyndon Dykes joined QPR earlier in the transfer window. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The he received his first international call-up, turning in an impressive performance against Israel before a first goal on the international scene against Czech Republic.

If that wasn’t enough, he scored two in his first two games for QPR as his impressive run continues. Now Dykes has earned his second call-up to the international scene for a massive triple-header.

Another tie with Israel is undoubtedly the most important, the winner of that facing Norway or Serbia in November for a place at Euro 2020. Clarke, speaking at his press conference, says that he was pleased with the attitude Dykes showed in his first international camp.


“After a couple of conversations with myself Lyndon chose to come down on the side of Scotland,” said Clarke.

“He showed in the two performances last month that he can be a good player for us in the future.

“It’s great that he comes in with that attitude, bullishness if you like. It’s good to see.

Scotland v Israel - UEFA Nations League

Clarke’s enjoyed watching the forward. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I have no worries about the mentality of this squad, they are desperate to do well for their country. We’re in decent form.”

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