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Dykes: We have to build on Luton display

LYNDON Dykes says he and his team-mates are determined to build on their impressive display at Luton on Tuesday night when they host Wycombe Wanderers this weekend.

Goals from Charlie Austin and Macauley Bonne sealed victory for QPR at Kenilworth Road, and Dykes says that performance needs to be the start of something as Rangers look to move away from the wrong end of the table.

“It felt like that result had been coming for a while now but to get the three points and the clean sheet was great,” he said.

“Now we have to keep our heads down and make sure we carry that momentum into Saturday.”

The win ended a run of ten games without victory, and the Scotland international admitted it has been a “frustrating” time for the squad.

QPR are now five points clear of the relegation zone, and Dykes explained: “It has been frustrating in recent weeks.

“All the players feel we should have been getting better results but we have to make sure the Luton win was a turning point - we want to start looking up the table.”

While the returning Austin grabbed the headlines, the performance of Dykes also caught the eye of R’s fans watching online via QPR+.

Assessing his own performance, the 25-year-old said: “I thought I did quite well and the team did well.

“At the end of the day we all wanted three points, that’s what we went there to do and we got that.

“I was on the right of a front three and I obviously wanted to work hard for the team. I thought me and Charlie had a really good understanding with each other, we had a couple of link ups and created a couple of chances.

“All in all, it felt really good and we need to keep that going now.”

With Austin only joining the club on Saturday, it presented little opportunity for the strikers to work together prior to boarding the coach for Luton.

Not that you would have noticed based on how Dykes and Austin performed.

“We didn’t have much time to train together but he’s obviously a great player and has a lot of experience from playing in the Premier League, and I thought we just had that natural click on the pitch,” Dykes said.

“Sometimes it just works and hopefully we can put our heads together, keep going for the boys and I am sure the goals will keep coming.

“I am confident we will build on this. We have got a great squad and I believe in every single one of them.”

All in all, it felt really good and we need to keep that going now.

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