It has been officially announced that Lyndon Dykes will absolutely 100% not be joining Rangers on any level, thank God, after the Gold Coast-born striker signed an extension to his Loftus Road deal securing him in London for another three years at least.
The chances of Rangers being interested based on the Michael Beale connection was modest to high, but following Dykes’ smear of his ex-manager whereby he cryptically called him a ‘snake’, the likelihood of Dykes even wanting to join up with him again was close to zero.
Dykes did want to join Rangers back in the day for sure, he was up against Cedric Itten for the jersey when Steven Gerrard made his call to opt for the ill-fated Switzerland international, in a deal which absolutely failed, regardless of what reason.
Ergo Dykes, strongly-linked with the move to Ibrox and himself hinting it was something he’d be interested in if offered, instead found himself moving to London with then-manager Mark Warburton’s QPR, where he’s done alright and admittedly been a fair regular in England’s second tier.
But not at the level good enough for Rangers, and when he was loosely linked a week or two ago, we posited on Ibrox Noise that he was maybe squad level, but we needed much better for our main front man.
And fate has agreed, and seen Dykes sign a new deal with Gareth Ainsworth’s men to keep him down south till 2026.
Clearly he didn’t want any part of Michael Beale, and was quick to smear him on his exit – in truth, many QPR folk did, and Beale’s conduct there wasn’t the best in all honesty. Few to no one in the Rangers support was able to endorse the manner of his exit, which wasn’t unlike Gerrard’s at Ibrox, frankly.
But what’s done is done, Dykes is a completely busted flush as far as any chance of coming to Ibrox goes, and we can all move on gladly.