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Austin tells QPR striker Dykes to be more selfish

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Charlie Austin has instructed Lyndon Dykes to be more selfish as he appears to be like to add to his QPR objective tally.

Scotland striker Dykes has scored 4 targets in as many appearances for the R’s.

He netted twice in Saturday’s 4-1 win in opposition to Sheffield Wednesday – a match he began as a result of Austin was suspended.

Austin has grow to be one thing of a mentor for Dykes since returning for a second spell at Rangers.

And he believes the 25-year-old wants to undertake a more ruthless strategy in entrance of objective.

“He wants to be more selfish. It’s a centre-forward mentality,” Austin mentioned.

“It’s nice being a staff participant with a piece ethic – and I get that stuff. But finally strikers are judged on their tally of targets.

“If he had 15 targets and was bang common everybody would be buzzing as a result of he had 15 targets. That’s the catch-22 of being a centre-forward.”

Dykes’ purple patch has taken his tally for the season to 9, though 4 of these targets have been from the penalty spot.

Prior to his latest run he had scored simply as soon as in open play following his transfer to west London from Livingston.

It has been a troublesome first season at QPR for Dykes, who performed novice soccer in his native Australia earlier than transferring to Scotland.

“You’ve acquired to keep in mind that Dykesy has are available in from Livingston and hasn’t even been a professional footballer for too lengthy,” Austin mentioned.

“It’s been thrown upon him about being Scotland’s saviour and their quantity 9 and all this type of stuff.

“It’ll occur for Dykesy. I see him in coaching daily and I imagine in him,

“He works so laborious and the targets will come. It was inevitable that he was going to begin scoring.”