Lyndon Dykes has Scotland part to play at Euro 2024 as Andy Robertson admits injury hit teammates hard

Andy Robertson insists Lyndon Dykes still has a part to play in Scotland's Euro 2024 campaign despite his devastating injury.

Stretchered out of training last week with an untimely injury, Dykes was later ruled out for the entire campaign in Germany. Steve Clarke is yet to call up a replacement but is expected to do so to provide support for Che Adams and Lawrence Shankland and has strongly hinted Tommy Conway will the man to come in.

As far as Dykes is concerned, he will still travel to Germany to be in an around his teammates as they strive for success in the summer tournament. Skipper Robbo sees that as important and looks forward to the 28-year-old providing encouragement. The captain also told of how hard the injury hit the rest of the squad.

He told Sky Sports: “Losing Lyndon was a tough one for all of us and it’s made us all a bit… we just want to get to Germany now. When you see one of your friends fall in a strange way on the pitch, it’s a bit of a tough one for the squad. Everyone has that at the back of their mind.

“I spoke to Lyndon, not to tell him to stay because that will be his own choice. But to be fair to the big man, he wants to be with us and is keen to be involved.

“He doesn’t want to miss out, his family are all booked and I spoke to his wife at the hotel, she’s looking forward to it too. It’s great he’s still coming because he’s a big part of what we do.

“He can’t contribute on the field but he can contribute off it and if the big man wants to do that then it’s happy days for us because he’s a big part of the squad. Nobody was going to force him if his headspace wasn’t right, but fair play to him he’s managed to get over it a lot quicker than I would. We’d love him to be on the pitch but the next best thing is being there off the pitch with us.”