Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has urged his old side to snap up Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes as Steven Gerrard strengthens his squad ahead of the new summer.

The Gers have already made four signings this summer and Ferguson thinks Dykes would be an excellent addition to the Rangers squad.

DUNDEE, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Barry Ferguson of Rangers celebrates winning the Scottish Premier League trophy after the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tanadice Park on May 24, 2009 in Dundee, Scotland.

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The powerful forward hit 12 goals for the Tony Macaroni Arena side last season after making the step up to the Premiership and and Fergie believes he would offer something different to Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.

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“Certainly somebody up front who is different from [Alfredo] Morelos and [Jermain] Defoe. I know Lyndon Dykes has been spoken about the last couple of days and If I am honest I do think he would be a good signing for Rangers,” Ferguson told PLZ Soccer.

“And strengthen in the midfield as well. That’s the engine room. If an injury happens to a Ryan Jack or Davo [Steven Davis] they could be struggling. So they are the kind of key areas I would try and look at and strengthen.”

 

Dykes has long been rumoured to be a target for the Light Blues but a lot could depend on what happens with Morelos this summer.

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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.

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If the Colombian remains at Ibrox, it seems unlikely that Gerrard will move to bring in another striker who is likely to only be a squad option.

Gerrard has already added Jon McLaughlin and Calvin Bassey to his squad as well as converting loan deals for Jermain Defoe and Ianis Hagi into permanent moves.

 

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