Faroe Islands 0-1 Scotland: Steve Clarke praises match-winner Lyndon Dykes

Lyndon Dykes scored his fourth objective for Scotland in as many video games to grab victory over the Faroe Islands

Scotland match-winner Lyndon Dykes “typically does not get the credit score he deserves”, says boss Steve Clarke.

Dykes’ 86th-minute objective clinched an enormous 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over the Faroe Islands.

It was the Australia-born striker’s fourth in as many video games, however he will likely be suspended for subsequent month’s penultimate qualifier in Moldova after selecting up a reserving.

“He made a good selection, did not he, coming to play for us,” mentioned Clarke.

“I am happy with Lyndon. I do know what I get from him, what he brings to the staff.

“Typically he does not get the credit score he deserves, however this run and the targets and necessary factors he is successful us is simply a part of the entire set-up.

“Whenever you get to this stage, all of the groups are going to get the 2 yellows that rule gamers out. It is an opportunity for another person to be a hero subsequent month.”

With time operating out on a irritating night time for Scotland, a Nathan Patterson cross ricocheted in off Queens Park Rangers striker Dykes’ chest, the objective confirmed after a prolonged VAR test to web the nationwide facet’s fourth win in a row.

The victory means Clarke’s facet will safe second place in group F and a play-off berth by accumulating three factors in Chisinau on 12 November.

However they’ll journey to Moldova with out Dykes, who equalled a Scottish scoring file set in 1969, and Ryan Christie, who can be suspended.

“It is a group of gamers which have proven they have the character to go to troublesome locations and get a consequence for his or her nation,” added Clarke.

“It is a sport everybody thinks we should always win comfortably, however (there are) no straightforward video games. It took Denmark a very long time to win right here. Everybody who comes right here is aware of they have been in a battle.

“We did not play in addition to we might first-half, that is particular, however we had been significantly better second-half. We had been extra aggressive with our passing, tried to get behind them and trigger issues, and that led to the successful objective.”

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