Frank McAvennie has tipped QPR and Scotland forward Lyndon Dykes at a higher level in the future.
Dykes has endured an impressive start to the 2020/21 campaign for QPR following his arrival from SPFL side Livingston in the summer.
The 25-year-old has scored three goals in nine games for the R’s, establishing himself as a key player for Mark Warburton’s side.
Dykes has also impressed for Scotland, too, proving to be a real handful in their 1-1 draw with Serbia which secured them qualification to the European Championships.
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Dykes will now look to concentrate on club football and help QPR push up the Championship table following a disappointing start to the season.
Speaking to Football Insider, former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has tipped Dykes to play at a higher level in the future.
He said: “Celtic and Rangers have talked about him. The boy has impressed me. I liked him at Livingston, I saw him destroy the Rangers defence and I saw him destroy the Celtic defence single-handedly.
“He led the line for Scotland on his own and held the ball up so well. It was no coincidence that when he went off against Serbia the game changed. They started to get on top.
“I have been very impressed with him but he will not come back to Rangers or Celtic now. He is going to move up. He will definitely play at a higher level than QPR.”
Rangers were said to be interested in signing Dykes back in the summer, but opted to sign Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe instead.
Dykes has everything you want in a centre-forward nowadays.
He works hard, he’s fast, he’s strong and he’s also such a threat in the air, and he gives defenders a hard time every time he plays.
He’s only 25, too, so he has plenty of time to step up and continue his development in the future, so it’s important that he takes it one step at a time.
If he finds form in front of goal this term, then it would be hard to see him not move up to the Premier League even if QPR struggle.