Reported Derby County and Rangers target Lyndon Dykes appears set for an Australia debut as Socceroos boss Graham Arnold lines up a call-up, The Sun report.

Dykes has attracted plenty of interest for his Livingston form this season.

TEAMtalk claim Derby County have sent scouts to watch him in action. The Sun, meanwhile, say Dykes was a January target for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

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Dykes is also in the middle of an international tussle between Australia and Scotland.

But Socceroos boss Graham Arnold is confident he will opt for Australia.

We have been very impressed with Lyndon and we are very keen on him. This month’s games are NOT too soon for him. We want him involved as soon as possible. Rene Meulensteen, my assistant, watched Lyndon against Celtic and then met him on Thursday. He said Lyndon is a lovely kid and is very passionate about playing for Australia.

 

Dykes has posted nine goals and seven assists in 22 league games for Livingston.

Following a recent encounter against Rangers, defender Niko Katic told the Daily Record how the forward is nearly as good as Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos.

Alfredo Morelos is rated at more than £50 million by Rangers boss Steven Gerrard (The Scottish Sun). The Gers top scorer has 29 goals in 44 games so far this term.

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Derby will look to strengthen their attacking options this summer. Dykes, who can play across the front three, could be an excellent cheaper option for the Rams.

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