Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton thinks that the Light Blues “missed a trick” by not paying over-the-odds to sign Lyndon Dykes from Livingston – and the former full-back couldn’t be wider of the mark.
Dykes was linked with a move to Ibrox over the summer before eventually signing for ex-Ibrox boss Mark Warburton at QPR in a move worth a reported £2million.
Rangers instead moved to bring Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten to Ibrox to supplement Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe so it is hard to see where Dykes would have fitted in.
“He’s really relishing the challenge of being up there and battling with people and bringing others into play,” Hutton told to Football Insider.
“I’ve always said that he used to give a lot of teams a lot of problems when he was at Livingston and he’s taken that down south and he’s now doing it on the international scene.
“So yeah, Rangers have missed a trick with him.”
“I think he could have definitely given them something different to the likes of Morelos and Roofe,” he added
“Itten possibly is the same type but they’ve used Itten more in a wider position.
“I think he’d have been a great addition for the Rangers squad, definitely. because he’s proven it on a high stage now.”
The Scotland international doesn’t particularly fit how Rangers play and he’s certainly not going to displace Morelos, Roofe or Defoe from the side and, given his similarities to Itten, it’s unlikely he’d have been picked ahead of him.
Hutton might still be enjoying the party after Scotland qualified for Euro 2020 but the idea Rangers ‘missed a trick’ with Dykes just doesn’t ring true at all.