EXCLUSIVE: West Brom, Fulham chasing in-form Championship striker

Lyndon Dykes TEAMtalk

Queens Park Rangers are facing a battle to hang on to star striker Lyndon Dykes, with a trio of Premier League clubs chasing his signature, TEAMtalk understands.

Rangers landed the Australian-born Scotland international from Livingston last summer and he has already hit double figures. Dykes has bagged 12 goals in all for the Loftus Road side, with six of those coming in his last six games for the club.

We can reveal that his performances have caught the eyes of a number of rivals.

It is understood that West Brom, Fulham and Burnley have all watched him closely this year and are ready to test QPR’s resolve.

Dykes himself is gearing up for a big summer as he is set to feature for Scotland in the European Championships.

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Allardyce rues missed opportunity

Sam Allardyce has lauded his January transfer business and believes West Brom should have given themselves a better shot at survival.

The Baggies host Wolves in the Premier League on Monday on the brink of the drop.

Second-bottom Albion are nine points from safety with five games left.

Defeat against Wolves would not confirm relegation but the Baggies are running out of time to save themselves.

“I thought we changed as much as we possibly could as quickly as we possibly could,” said boss Allardyce.

Kyle Bartley, Okay Yokuslu Aston Villa v West Brom April 2021

“We did better business in the Premier League than any other club in January with the quality of the players, the price and the difference they have made to the team.

“While we said a few more games or a bit more time (might have been needed) we didn’t really need it because when I look back prior to us winning against Chelsea and Southampton, we should have won three or four games prior to that.

“We did have enough time, we just failed to take the clear-cut chances we created.

“It’s not so much me, it’s more about the club. I’d love to be sitting here with more points on the board.

“We’d have liked to have given ourselves a better chance. I’d be disappointed (with relegation) with my record of keeping clubs up but the lads have tried their best up until now.

“We might fall short but it hasn’t been for the want of trying.”