Rangers considering swoop for Livingston striker Dykes - report
Jamie Brandon of Hearts and Lyndon Dykes of Livingston compete for the ball during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Livingston at Tynecastle park on 04 December, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rangers considering swoop for Livingston striker Dykes - report

The Scottish Sun reports that Rangers will consider mounting a late bid to bring Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes to Ibrox, should a move for Florian Kamberi fall through.

It was claimed on Thursday evening that Hibs forward Kamberi wanted a move to Ibrox ahead of offers from Poland and Italy [Daily Record].

Kamberi is said to be the first choice for the Gers on deadline day. 
(Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, given the volatile nature of deadline day, the Scottish Sun are suggesting that Dykes is the contingency plan.

It’s alleged that the Gers have watched the Australian-born targetman in action twice this month, while the player would ‘jump at the chance’ to move to Rangers.


Dykes isn’t the most polished centre-forward of all time, nor would he be considered on the same level technically as many in the Gers squad.

However, he’s a powerful striker who is strong in the air and has enjoyed plenty of success this season.

Notably, he dominated the likes of Christopher Jullien and scored in a 2-0 home win against Celtic in October, looking near unplayable on the day.

Rangers are said to be interested in Dykes after strong displays with Livingston. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

With eight goals and six assists in 18 Premiership appearances, he’s racked up very respectable numbers in the league so far this season, while also netting twice in the League Cup and once in the Scottish Cup.

Especially after the injury to Jermain Defoe, Rangers are very light at the top end of the pitch and it seems Steven Gerrard is keen to make sure he secures a striker on deadline day.

This 6ft 2″ forward would give the Gers the option for a more direct approach, while ensuring that for however long Defoe is sidelined, there will be back up for Morelos.