Rangers defender Niko Katic told the Daily Record how reported Derby County target Lyndon Dykes is similar to Alfredo Morelos following their recent encounter.

Rangers beat Livingston 1-0 at Ibrox with Dykes a nuisance throughout.

(Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images).

According to TEAMtalk, Derby have sent scouts to watch Dykes this season.

And Rangers defender Niko Katic believes he is almost at the same level at Morelos.

When you play against a striker like Dykes it’s always tough too because he is really good. Almost he’s on the same level as Alfredo Morelos and I think he will become a really top player, it is always hard to play against him.

Alfredo Morelos is rated at more than £50 million by Rangers boss Steven Gerrard (The Scottish Sun). The Colombian has 24 goals in 40 games so far this term.

Dykes, meanwhile, has posted nine goals and seven assists in 22 league games.

The 24-year-old only made his Scottish Premiership debut this season after joining Livingston in January 2019. His progress has been rapid, attracting plenty of suitors.

Derby are reportedly among them. The Rams have often struggled for creativity this season, with manager Phillip Cocu having few wide options to choose from.

(Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images).

Dykes can play anywhere across the front. The Australian-born forward is quick, good on the ball and tenacious. It’s easy to see why Championship clubs are keen.

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