LYNDON Dykes couldn’t hide his delight after delivering QPR’s last-gasp winner at Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Rangers left it late at the Liberty Stadium, but finally made the breakthrough to take home all three points thanks to Dykes’ 89th-minute strike.
The R’s frontman felt it was no more than the R’s deserved after an impressive showing against the automatic promotion-chasing Swans.
“We would have been really disappointed if we hadn’t won,” Dykes told www.qpr.co.uk. “But in the end we got the goal and got the three points.
“The first half was end-to-end; we had some good chances and they had a couple. But the boys showed great character to dominate the second half and get the win late on.”
Speaking about his match-winning effort with a beaming smile, he said: “It felt really good; it’s like a tonne of weight just comes off your shoulders when you see it hit the net!
“It was a great ball from Uncs [Albert Adomah], I took a touch and it was great to see it go in.”
Tuesday’s goal was Dykes’ sixth in his last seven league outings as the Scot continued his rich vein of form, and he admitted afterwards: “I’m feeling really good. I’m in a positive mindset and it’s all happening for me at the moment which is great.”
A second away victory in the space of four days lifted Rangers into eighth position in the Sky Bet Championship, nine points off the top-six with three games remaining.
It’s been an incredible turnaround by Mark Warburton’s men since the turn of the year and Dykes, reflecting on his maiden season in English football, admits the only frustration is that the R’s resurgence didn’t begin sooner.
“I can’t believe how quick this season’s gone,” he said. “This is my first season down here and it feels like it’s gone in a flash. There’s three games left and I’m going to be aiming to score some more goals and hopefully we keep winning. I’ve got the Euros to look forward too so personally as well it’s a good time to come into form.
“It’s unfortunate how the season’s gone; we took a bit of time to kick into gear, we’ve lost to teams we probably shouldn’t have and equally we’ve beaten teams that everyone thought we shouldn’t.
“The only disappointment now is that there’s not a few more games to have a push for the play-offs.”
Up next for Dykes and co is table-topping Norwich City in W12 on Saturday.
I’m feeling really good. I’m in a positive mindset and it’s all happening for me at the moment which is great.