Lyndon Dykes brought his goal-scoring drought to an end on Saturday afternoon as he scored QPR’s only goal in their 1-1 draw away at Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Scottish international has struggled for goals this season, particularly from open play, and it’s cost him his place in the side in recent weeks with Mark Warburton bringing in Chris Willock and Ilias Chair to play in behind Charlie Austin.
However, this appears to have only strengthened Dykes’ resolve to shine in the QPR side with him returning against Millwall midweek and putting in a top display, causing a nuisance and running himself ragged as the R’s turned it around.
He kept that up against Reading, too, and got himself a goal – with this some of the key stats from that clash with the Royals:
He was his usual industrial self with him knocking the Reading defence about, winning the ball in the air regularly and offering decent link-up with strike partner Charlie Austin.
Indeed, it seems as though having the experienced finisher in Austin alongside him has inspired him to keep working and, maybe after the international break, his goals tally will increase.
You can never deny that Dykes is committed to the job and, hopefully with some added confidence from Saturday, he can end this campaign with a flourish.