'He's putting out a come-&-get-me plea to Rangers' - Pundit on striker's Ibrox transfer reveal

Noel Whelan has claimed Lyndon Dykes’ latest comments are a “come and get me plea” to Rangers.

The former Leeds United and Aberdeen forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, feared it would be difficult for Livingston to turn down an offer for the 24-year-old if it arrived.

Dykes was hugely impressive in the Scottish Premiership before the season was curtailed and scored 12 goals and provided 12 assists in 33 appearances.

Speculation has surrounded the Australian’s future and last week the striker claimed that he is ready to make the step up Steven Gerrard’s side.

Whelan admired the confidence of the striker which he claimed is vital to play in such a position.

“His comments say come and get me to a lot of clubs,” he told Football Insider.

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“I am not sure if Livingston will appreciate the comments because he is still a Livingston player.

“You have got to love his confidence and you have got to have that confidence as a striker. You must believe in your own talent.

“He is putting out a come and get me plea to Rangers.

“Livingston did really well last season and they will want to keep hold of him but it is so difficult for the so-called smaller clubs to keep a hold of their ace cards. Dykes will be looked at by other clubs, not just Rangers and Celtic and money talks.”

Dykes told PLZ Soccer: “I do not see why I could not step into a club like Rangers.

“Obviously they are a massive club but I back myself 100 per cent.”

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