“He’s a fantastic player” – Assistant lauds Queens Park Rangers talisman

Date published: Friday 15th October 2021 10:52 - Ben Rooth

Queens Park Rangers' Lyndon Dykes (centre right) celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Queens Park Rangers assistant manager John Eustace has heaped praise on in-form forward, Lyndon Dykes. 

The Scotsman made the headlines over the international break when he scored a last gasp winner against the Faroe Islands.

The crucial victory means a win against Moldova in November will secure them a place in the play-offs for the World Cup.

It was the frontman’s fourth goal in four consecutive games for Scotland.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Eustace said: “Lyndon has continued his fabulous form, obviously for us and then going away with Scotland.

“He’s a fantastic player, who is getting better every week – we have a fantastic asset here at the club and we are pleased to have him.”

Eustace has been a key figure for his side’s preparation for a huge West London Derby clash against Fulham on Saturday. This is due to Mark Warburton returning a positive COVID-19 last week.

Three points at Craven Cottage would make it three straight league victories for QPR.

Before the international break, they beat both Birmingham and Preston to move into the top six places.

Dykes will be aiming to add to his four goals this campaign on Saturday in a fixture between 5th and 6th.

“He is in a real good space now, he is a striker full of confidence and everyone knows that when strikers are confident, they can score all kinds of goals,” said Eustace


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According to Football Insider, Spurs join fellow Premier League rivals Everton and Aston Villa, who have also been rumoured to be keeping tabs on the centre-back.

Souttar has had several loan spells before establishing himself in Michael O’Neill’s starting 11 at the start of last season.

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Due to impressive performances, he penned a new “long-term” contract with the Championship club in February.

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