Journalist David Tanner has said he suspects Glasgow Rangers will now make a move for Lyndon Dykes following the injury to Jermain Defoe.
The 37-year-old was force off during the Gers’ 4-0 win against Motherwell on Wednesday at Ibrox just 20 minutes after replacing Alfredo Morelos. In his post-match interview, Steven Gerrard confirmed it was a hamstring issue and admitted that this blow could force him to dip into the transfer market to bring in a new forward.
Tanner now believes that this could see the 54-time Scottish champions move for the Australian. He tweeted:
“Steven Gerrard on his fears over Jermaine Defoe injury: “…looks like a hamstring. We’ll check that out in the coming days. When we know the full extent of that, we’ll decide what we need to do.” I suspect Lyndon Dykes and Livingston might be getting a call very soon…”
The Gers have been linked with the 24-year-old in recent months, with Livingston said to be looking for £2m for his signature. The forward had an impressive last season with the Premiership side, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions, which explains the interest.
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However, it seems unlikely that he can replace the input of Defoe. The former England international scored 17 goals in all competitions last term – a record that Dykes has never come close to matching or surpassing. With the likes of Ivan Toney also linked, the Gers should look elsewhere to solve their problem.
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