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Lyndon Dykes leaves Livingston for club record fee

The striker has signed for English Championship side QPR.

Lyndon Dykes leaves Livingston for club record fee SNS

Livingston have announced the sale of striker Lyndon Dykes to English Championship side QPR for a club record fee.

The forward has signed a four-year deal at Loftus Road after travelling south for a medical.

Livingston have not confirmed the details of the deal, other than to say it is a substantial improvement on the previous club record, set by David Fernandez’s move to Celtic for £1m in 2002.

The Almondvale club are understood to have been looking for double that figure for Dykes.

The striker, from Gold Coast in Australia but also eligible to play for Scotland, has risen in prominence since moving from Down Under four years ago.

Impressive performances and goals for Queen of the South and then Livingston caught the attention of a number of clubs but QPR have made them their new number nine.

Livingston head of football pperations, David Martindale, said: “I am delighted to announce that personal terms have been agreed between Lyndon Dykes and Queens Park Rangers.

“There was a fair bit of interest in Lyndon but as a club, we are delighted that he has chosen QPR as his final destination, which will see him link up with former Lions favourite, Liam Kelly.

“I’m disappointed that the finer details of the agreement cannot be shared with our fans due to the terms contained within the transfer agreement.

“However, on a much more positive note, I can confirm that we have substantially broken the clubs previous transfer fee record.

“We are also delighted that Queen of the South will receive a portion of this, as in my opinion they are due huge credit in Lyndon’s development.

“I would like to go on record thanking Lyndon, his teammates and all the coaching staff who have played an integral part in Lyndon’s, and Livingstons, success over the past twelve months which ultimately lead to Lyndon getting his move to the English Championship.

“He has been a credit to himself, a joy to coach and we have no doubt at all that Lyndon will go down to the English Championship and help QPR in their quest back to the English Premier League.”

QPR manager Mark Warburton said: “I am delighted. He is a player that can score goals and showed his quality against Rangers and Celtic last season.

“He is a hard worker, a good finisher and I think he is going to go on to become a good international for Scotland.”