Lyndon Dykes injury leaves Scotland squad 'devastated' as QPR striker stretchered off in training

Lyndon Dykes was carried off injured in training yesterday
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Ryan Christie admits Lyndon Dykes' freak training ground injury has left the Scotland squad devastated.

The QPR striker was stretchered off with a leg issue during yesterday's training session at Lesser Hampden. The frontman is now anxiously awaiting the results of a scan as his Euro 2024 dreams hang in the balance. Dykes is a popular member of Steve Clarke's team and Christie says his fellow teammates are rallying behind the ex-Livingston star.

Christie told BBC Sportsound: "All the boys were gutted for Lyndon, it was a kind of freak thing to happen. It’s the last thing you want, Lyndon has been off a while now because of the Championship. I’m quite close to him so I know how hard he worked in his weeks off to prepare for this tournament.

"Listen, it’s one of those things and there’s not much me or any of the other boys can say to him at this moment in time. We’re just trying to get behind him and I’m sure he’ll still be supporting us. If Lyndon doesn’t make it will that make us even more determined? Absolutely, it would add another reason for us to go and do well, for him and for the rest of the country.

"We have had a few injuries leading into this so it has been frustrating. But there’s a real camaraderie among the squad, we’re a close group."

Scotland face a warm-up game against Gibraltar on Monday night before their big Hampden send-off with Finland on Friday.