Transfer round-up: Middlesbrough target Lyndon Dykes makes come get me plea on the back of impressive displays for Scottish Premiership side Livingston

Middlesbrough transfer target Lyndon Dykes has spoke openly about his desire to move to a ‘better league and a bigger team’ following a string of impressive displays for Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:50 pm
Kristoffer Ajer and Jonny Hayes of Celtic vie with Lyndon Dykes of Livingston during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on November 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Kristoffer Ajer and Jonny Hayes of Celtic vie with Lyndon Dykes of Livingston during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on November 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Boro have failed to score in five of their last eight Championship matches as their disappointing season continued with a 4-0 defeat at Leeds United over the weekend.

As a result, Johnathan Woodgate could look north of the border to help bolster his side’s attacking options. Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove is another who has been linked in addition to Dykes.

The Livingston forward has netted five times in 16 matches so far this term and is keen to earn a big move with several other Championship sides reportedly interested.

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The 24-year-old is capable of playing in a number of attacking positions having been utilised on the wing, as an advanced midfielder and a striker.

When discussing being linked to the likes of Middlesbrough, Dykes told The Herald: “I have heard about interest and scouts watching me but my goal is to reach as high as I can.

"One day move onto a better league and a bigger team. But I want to prove week-in, week-out that I'm a player people want.

"I look at paper talk, which isn't always set in stone. But I want to make it happen, I'll always work hard to have a good career.

"I want people to remember my name and the player I was. Hopefully if I keep playing well, the sky is the limit."