Rangers’ greatest ever goalscorer has urged the Ibrox club to take the plunge on a Scottish Premiership forward reportedly available for £2m.
Super Ally McCoist believes that the Gers should take a chance on Livingston forward Lyndon Dykes as the West Lothian club reportedly knock back a second bid from Championship Barnsley.
Dykes, 24, has been earmarked for an international career with either Scotland or Australia and McCoist believes he is a strong option for the Ibrox club.
“I’ve been saying for about a year that I would have gone and paid the money for Lyndon Dykes,” said McCoist [Herald].
“I think the big fella gives you something different. He’s strong, he’s aggressive, he’s quick and he’s scored goals against both Rangers and Celtic.
“I’ve never seen anyone recently give the Celtic defence problems the way he has. It’s a gamble, of course it is, but I would take the chance and maybe if Livingston get the right price would sell him.”
Former Gers striker McCoist certainly knows what it takes to find the back of the net at Ibrox having scored a record 355 times for the club.
Having heard what Steven Gerrard had to say about a lack of “firepower” in his squad last week, Super Ally is also convinced the Gers are on the hunt for more striking talent.
“I’m a little bit surprised at the lack of striking options,” said McCoist.
“But Steven is an intelligent guy, he knows his squad and knows his team. I’d be even more surprised if a replacement doesn’t come in in the near future.
“I would be staggered if he’s not got one or two irons in the fire. It’s an absolute certainty he’ll have a couple of strikers earmarked.
“I don’t have any doubt that if Morelos goes then Steven will have earmarked at least one centre-forward.
“Jermaine Defoe is out with a hamstring injury and that would mean he’ll be out for a minimum of two weeks anyway.”
Lyndon Dykes is Livingston’s prized asset and hit 12 goals last season but for Rangers £2m might be too steep an asking price for a player who is yet to prove himself at the very top level.