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Dykes: We must take each game as they come

STRIKER Lyndon Dykes was delighted following Saturday’s emphatic victory over Sheffield Wednesday in W12.

A double from the Scottish international and strikes from Stefan Johansen and Chris Willock ensured Rangers sealed a comfortable 4-1 score line over the Owls.

The 25-year-old headed home his eighth and ninth efforts of the campaign and his double on the weekend meant he has now notched four goals in the last four games, form any striker would be pleased with.

Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk after the game, Dykes was pleased with the performance from his side, saying: “It’s a great three points, to get the win and a couple of goals for myself is a fantastic feeling.

“Many people could look at us and think we are now in a position in the season where you could potentiality take your foot off the gas, but we didn’t show any of that.”

He added: “On a personal note, I have been putting my head down and working hard, I just want to score goals. I am feeling good and hopefully this run can continue.”

Heading into the clash with Sheffield Wednesday we found out that striker Charlie Austin received a three-match ban following an off the ball incident at Nottingham Forest and Dykes was quick to step up in Austin’s absence.

“Charlie coming in has been great for the boys, everyone has seen us playing together as a two and we do really well.

“Obviously he is now suspended for the next few games so we may go with the lone striker role, one I am happy to play in.

“I have been really pleased with my recent performances and felt that I deserved to play today anyway with or without Charlie, I think in games over the season I have proved myself to the gaffer, worked hard and am feeling good.”

Rangers now head to Rotherham United for the first of three back-to-back away clashes within the space of a week and the 25-year-old knows that we have to take each game as they come.

He added: “We need to go game by game now. Hopefully we can keep those three points coming, obviously it’s going to be tough, but we have the quality to win every game of football in this league.

“We have three hard away games within a short space of time, it will be tough on the body, we will now spend a lot of time away from our families so that will be tough.

“But this is the Championship, and everyone is used to it now, so we just have to keep on going, put our heads down, keep working hard and keep on pushing to the end of the season.”

On a personal note, the Scottish international knows how important these last few games of the season will be as he looks towards the European Championships in the summer.

Dykes said: “Obviously the summer is something to keep your eye on, but before I can even think of that I have a job to do with QPR.

“I have to perform in these last few games and then whatever happens in the Euro’s happens, these few weeks gives me a chance to continue this run of form and then head into the Scotland group with a lot of confidence.”

I have proved myself to the gaffer, worked hard and am feeling good.

Lyndon Dykes
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