Burton Albion star Steven Lawless insists that he has never seen Rangers and Celtic “terrorised” like they were by ex-Livingston team-mate Lyndon Dykes last season.

Lawless left Livi over the summer for a move to England and believes that the reported one-time Rangers target will leave West Lothian soon.

20th October 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Dundee; Steven Lawless of Livingston is congratulated after scoring for 3-0 by Shaun Byrne Rangers

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Dykes impressed against both halves of the Old Firm last season and Gers fan Lawless thinks he’d be a “great signing for most teams” after leaving both sides of Glasgow hating to play against him.

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“I’ve never played with a striker who has terrorised Celtic and Rangers’ centre-backs as much as he did,” Lawless told Not The Old Firm in a lengthy interview.

“I think it’s well known that they all hated playing against him just because of his physicality. He’ll be a great signing for most teams.

“If you look at Livi’s previous years, they always progress. I’m sure they’ll be looking to beat the points total from last year. I’m sure they’ll do well this year.

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“I’m sure they changed the shape again so it’ll maybe take a wee bit of time for that to kick in. I’m sure they’ll kick on again as they’ve got boys in that team who, with all due respect, shouldn’t be at Livingston.

“They are very good players and there’s more than Dykes that will get a move soon.”

The signings of Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten has killed off any hope of moving to Ibrox for Dykes after the striker teased the possibility earlier in the summer.

MURCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 11: Marco Kana of RSC Anderlecht competes for the ball with Lyndon Dykes of Livengston FC during the Friendly Match between RSC Anderlecht and Livingston FC at Pinatar Arena on January 11, 2020 in Murcia, Spain. Rangers

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Despite having a good season for Livi last season, Dykes still needs to do it on a consistent basis over a few seasons to really be worthy of being in consideration.

A poor performance last weekend at St. Mirren wouldn’t have been how Dykes will have wanted to start the season and it will be interesting to see how he performs against Rangers and Celtic.

 

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