FRANK McAVENNIE insists Livingston’s £2million-rated striker Lyndon Dykes wouldn’t get a game for Celtic.

The Aussie frontman hit the headlines during the season when he starred in Gary Holt’s side’s 2-0 win over the Hoops in October when he scored one of his 12 goals during the season.

And Dykes was also instrumental in the West Lothian team’s 2-2 draw in March on their tight, suffocating plastic pitch. That stalemate was the champions’ only dropped points from 10 Premiership games after the turn of the year.

The tall and rangy attack-leader, who has also been linked with Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit, has had a seven-figure price tag slapped on him by Livi, but former Parkhead goal hero McAvennie reckons he would never get a first-team outing with Neil Lennon’s side as they prepare for a tilt at title number ten in a row.

The one-time fans favourite, speaking to Football Insider, said: “He will not go to Celtic because they have two very good strikers in [Odsonne] Edouard and [Leigh] Griffiths.

“Dykes would not want to go there and play third fiddle because Edouard and Griffiths are not going anywhere.

“It would need to be Rangers and he would be too much money for them.”

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