Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been discussing one-time Ibrox linked striker Lyndon Dykes as his side prepare for the visit of Livingston.

The Ibrox boss was speaking about the opposition as his side prepare for what is a must-win tie against the on-form West Lothian outfit.

Gerrard namechecked Dykes specifically as he discussed the “talented” options that Gary Holt has at his side’s disposal.

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“Quite possibly [will they play with players behind the ball] but I still think they’ll carry a threat,” said Gerrard.

“They’ve got a forward in-form in Lyndon Dykes who’s having a real good season, who is capable of playing in the air or on the floor, he’s quite dangerous.

 

“They’ve also got some other talented players around that so I’m sure they’ll be organised and well drilled.

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“I’m sure Gary will have them like that, and they’ll try and frustrate and try and get our crowd more anxious and more nervous, I’m sure that’ll be their game plan.

“But for us I’m looking for the reaction that our fans deserve and I’m looking for a real positive showing from us.”

Lyndon Dykes is Livingston’s top scorer this season, hitting 12 goals in total since joining the Lions from Queen of the South in the summer [Transfermarkt].

The 24-year-old forward’s form reportedly caught the eye of Rangers on deadline day as the club looked for a backup striker following an injury to Jermain Defoe.

Lyndon Dykes has been one of the most prolific strikers in the Scottish Premiership outside of the Old Firm. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rangers were said to be eyeing up a move for Dykes [Scottish Sun] should a move for Florian Kamberi have fallen through on the final day of the window.

As it transpired, Rangers secured a loan deal for the Swiss/Albanian striker and as a result, Dykes will be lining up against Steven Gerrard’s side tomorrow afternoon.

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