Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes has given his thoughts to The Herald on the transfer speculation that is linking him with a move to the Championship.
Bristol City, Derby County and Swansea City are three of the clubs that are rumoured to be in competition for the 24-year-old’s signature, who has scored five goals in 16 appearances for the Scottish side this season.
Dykes said: “I have heard about interest and scouts watching me but my goal is to reach as high as I can.
“One day, move onto a better league and a bigger team. But I want to prove week-in, week-out that I’m a player people want.
“I look at paper talk, which isn’t always set in stone. But I want to make it happen, I’ll always work hard to have a good career.
“I want people to remember my name and the player I was.
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“Hopefully if I keep playing well, the sky is the limit.”
Having been born in Australia but eligible to play for Scotland, the striker could be set for a move to the English leagues in January if one of the clubs decide to make their move on the striker.
It is a well-known fact within the football circle that Bristol City are desperate for a striker following the Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury to loanee Benik Afobe in September, and the subsequent signing of Rodri in October on a short-term deal.
Lee Johnson and the Robins have been linked to a few strikers over the past three months, with the likes of Gary Hooper, Wilfried Bony, Rhian Brewster and Eddie Nketiah’s name all cropping up as potential targets for the Championship side.
Dykes could be a good signing for Bristol City or one of the other Championship clubs, as he wouldn’t be too expensive when coming from the Scottish second tier.
He will be hungry to impress and try to force his way into the Scottish international setup, and he has already spoken about his ambition of getting a move to a league with better quality, something which the Championship can provide for him.