According to TEAMtalk, Derby County are among several Championship clubs to have sent scouts to watch Livingston attacker Lyndon Dykes in recent weeks.
The talented forward only made his Livingston debut this season after joining in January.
Dykes has been a bit hit for the Scottish side, scoring five goals and grabbing two assists in 14 appearances – including a strike in the 2-0 win over Celtic.
The report claims his form has prompted interest from several Championship clubs including Derby, Bristol City, Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City.
Dykes, 24, has plenty of potential. He could soon be set for starts at international level as both Scotland and Australia are in a fight for his allegiance.
Should Derby County make a move?
Derby have struggled for goals this season. Phillip Cocu’s side have missed the void left by last season’s loan stars Harry Wilson and Mason Mount.
Signing another forward player, however, may not be a top priority.
The Rams already have Chris Martin, Tom Lawrence, Martyn Waghorn and Jack Marriott for forward options while Wayne Rooney is set to join in January.
Where Derby ideally need to strengthen is in midfield as the side lacks creativity.
Duane Holmes has underperformed of late. Kieran Dowell, meanwhile, hasn’t reached anywhere near his best following his loan spell from Everton in the summer.
Dykes could turn out to be a bargain deal. He is rated at £250,000 by transfermarkt. However, the Rams may be better off focusing on other areas of the team.