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Alex McLeish has said that Rangers could be regretting their decision not to sign Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes.

Dykes moved from Livingston to QPR this summer for a fee of just under £2m. Rangers were in the hunt but decided on other options with Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten coming in instead.

McLeish added that Dykes knows his way around the Scottish game and is obviously playing with confidence at the moment after helping Scotland qualify for their first major tournament since 1998.

Talking exclusively to Ibrox News McLeish said, “I don’t really want to criticise Rangers because they’ve done so well in strengthening their squad over the summer.

“And you can’t argue with signing Kemar Roofe.

“I’ve got to say, though, that I felt that Dykes was someone they would go for, in terms of the squad.

“Back in the day when I was at Rangers and we had a successful period, I brought it Kris Boyd and Steven Thompson, and they were both confident and knew their way around the Scottish game.

“They may think that that’s one they missed out on with Dykes but Steven Gerrard is the only one who can really answer that.”

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The Rangers recruitment machine has really stepped up a gear recently with signings such as Glen Kamara and Calvin Bassey for bargain fees.

Dykes may well be one that’s slipped through the cracks but you can’t sign everyone.

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