According to the Daily Mail, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford have joined the likes of Derby County and Cardiff City in the race to sign Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes.

Dykes has alerted several Championship clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old only made his Livingston debut this season after joining the club last January. He has notched six goals this term, including a strike in a win against Celtic.

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TEAMtalk reported in November how Derby had sent scouts to watch him in action. But, the Rams weren’t alone, with Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers also keen.

Now, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford have reportedly joined the list of suitors.

Dykes told reporters earlier this month how he has set his sights on moving to a bigger league. With Livingston struggling, he may look to push for a move in January.

Brentford forwards Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma have attracted Premier League interest. They may see Dykes as a potential cheap replacement for the duo.

The Australian-born forward has a contract until 2022. Livingston, however, don’t have the resources to compete with the likes of QPR or Derby who may seek a bargain deal.

Derby are short on creativity. The Rams have scored just 21 goals in 22 league games, despite having Chris Martin, Martyn Waghorn and Jack Marriott for attacking options.

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Dykes could offer Phillip Cocu’s side something different. However, amid heavy Championship interest, they may have their work cut out in tempting him to Pride Park.

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