Queens Park Rangers head to Brentford tomorrow evening in the Sky Bet Championship as they look to earn the bragging rights over their west London rivals for the first time this season.
Both sides go into the game on the back of wins earlier this week with Rangers seeing off Rotherham United despite a late Millers rally at the Kyian Prince Foundation stadium.
The man that ended up getting the goal that made all the difference on the night, meanwhile, has made a good start to life in W12 and here we’re taking a look at his numbers so far this season. That man, is Lyndon Dykes:
Dykes earned a reputation in Scotland for being an industrious, bustling player with a good eye for goal and we’ve seen elements of that aplenty so far in blue and white hoops.
With four goals he is the club’s joint-top scorer so far this season in the Championship and this is despite him, at times, needing to be rested as he’s helped Scotland along to a major tournament for the first time in over 20 years.
At times, he’s played up front with Macauley Bonne but he’s perhaps more effective as the lone man where he can hold the ball up, harass defenders and run in behind them as well as showing good link-up with the likes of Ilias Chair and Bright Osayi-Samuel.
He regularly wins fouls and wins the ball in the air and is perhaps what you’d call a classic number nine that doesn’t give defenders a moments’ rest.
He’s exactly what QPR needed after Jordan Hugill departed the club and now, with no internationals to break his stride for the next few months, the hope will be he is going to really kick on.