One-time Rangers target and Livingston forward Lyndon Dykes appears to be a figure which Celtic defender Christopher Jullien sees in his nightmares.

The £7m Celtic stopper has looked very impressive throughout his time in Scotland but whenever he has come up against the Livi striker, he appears to completely lose his nerve.

This was the case again on Wednesday night as the physical forward shrugged off the Frenchman and squared it to Scott Robinson to make it 2-1 to Livi.

Lyndon Dykes has hit 12 goals and laid on 10 assists in 32 games for Livingston this season. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It was a match which Celtic would go on to drop points in after equalising late on, but Rangers couldn’t take advantage of their slip-up, losing 1-0 at home to Hamilton.

Dykes spoke after the match about his tussle with Jullien, branding the Celtic stopper “timid” after the former Toulouse defender admitted he was “nervous” when facing the striker earlier in the season.

“I heard he said that. I don’t know what it is”, said Dykes [Scottish Sun].

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“Maybe he was a bit timid and a few times I got in behind him and he was a bit nervous.


“It’s a big compliment because he’s a £7million defender saying something like that about me.

“He’s a great player. I just went out to do my best and show him he wasn’t going to get an easy time of it.

“I just go out like it’s another person and do my best. I think that’s twice now I’ve roughed him out a bit and he hasn’t liked it.

“So that’s pleasing. But he’s a great player and he shows that week-in and week-out.”

Rangers were linked with a move for Dykes at the end of the January transfer window [Scottish Sun], with the Livi forward considered a back-up if the club didn’t sign Florian Kamberi.

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien struggled against Lyndon Dykes once again on Wednesday night. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dykes has also earned plenty of praise from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard [Rangers] and defender Nikola Katic [Daily Record], who compared the striker to Alfredo Morelos.

Does the fact that Lyndon Dykes appears to rattle the cage of one of Celtic’s biggest players suggest the Aussie/Scottish striker is worth another look in the summer?

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