Pundit Ally McCoist has told The Herald that he still thinks Rangers should pay up to sign Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes.

The Gers are in the market for at least one new striker this summer, having seen Florian Kamberi return to Hibernian at the end of his loan spell.

Jermain Defoe is currently injured, and star man Alfredo Morelos is being linked with a big-money move away from Ibrox.

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A host of strikers have been linked with Rangers, including Livingston target man Dykes after a 12-goal, 10-assist campaign.

The Daily Record reported last weekend that Rangers do still like Dykes, but have concerns about the £2million asking price on his head.

Dykes, 24, was a constant menace for Livingston, and notably tormented Celtic defender Christopher Jullien on more than one occasion.

The Australian is a physical, hard-working nuisance of a striker with great aerial ability and link-up play, which would give Rangers something they don’t really have.

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Now, ex-Rangers hero McCoist has suggested that Dykes would bring something different, and whilst he would be gamble, he thinks he is ideal for Rangers having caused Celtic problems in the past.

“I’ve been saying for about a year that I would have gone and paid the money for Lyndon Dykes,” said McCoist. “I think the big fella gives you something different. He’s strong, he’s aggressive, he’s quick and he’s scored goals against both Rangers and Celtic.”

“I’ve never seen anyone recently give the Celtic defence problems the way he has. It’s a gamble, of course it is, but I would take the chance and maybe if Livingston get the right price would sell him,” he added.

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