Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has told Football Insider that he believes his old side or Celtic should have done more to try and sign Lyndon Dykes from Livingston ahead of Queens Park Rangers.
The 26-year-old striker has seen his stock rise significantly over the past few seasons, with his 14 goals in 36 games for Livingston earning him a move to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in the summer of last year.
Both Rangers and Celtic were previously linked with a move for the frontman prior to his transfer to the Sky Bet Championship and both sides will surely be wondering what might have been after his exploits for both QPR and the Scottish national team.
Now McLeish has claimed that the two Old Firm rivals should have done more to try and sign Dykes when they had the chance last summer:
“I saw Lyndon possibly helping guys like Morelos. I’m surprised Celtic didn’t think about him. I thought the top two would have made a wee bid for him.
“To score six goals in not that many games, it’s been a real find for Scotland. Over the years, we’ve been lacking the centre-forward who comes in and scores straight away.”
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Dykes has since scored 16 goals in just north of 50 games for the R’s and is slowly becoming a real hit in English football after his move south of the border.
The striker will no doubt be looking to continue his recent good form this weekend as QPR face their rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage in the West London Derby in the early kick off on Saturday.
QPR have to be praised about the way they went about signing Dykes as they are the club that stumped up the cash required to bring him in last year.
Celtic and Rangers seemingly bulked at the price and now they may well be kicking themselves after witnessing his exploits for both club and country.
He has really developed into a good all round frontman since breaking through at Queen of the South and looks set to continue his ascent towards becoming a complete player.
If he continues to preform this well, it may not be long until QPR will be fending off interest in his services from other teams.