Craig Moore embraced the physical nature of Scottish football during his two trophy-laden spells at Rangers – and believes that is exactly why his fellow Australian Lyndon Dykes has become one of the hottest properties in the game here too.

Livingston have turned down two bids for Dykes, the 6ft 2in striker who scored 12 goals for them in all competitions during the 2019/20 season, from English Championship club Barnsley this month.

And the 24-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Ibrox – where manager Steven Gerrard looks set to lose Alfredo Morelos in the coming days – this summer.

Moore believes the difficulties his countryman has caused both halves of the Old Firm have made him so sought after and predicted a transfer is inevitable in this window.

“Lyndon comes from the Gold Coast where I stay and I have followed what he has done since he has gone over to Scotland,” he said. “He has been working his way through the grades nicely. I know there is interest in him and I’m not surprised.

“He is a good player, he has shown he can adapt to the Scottish game and physically he has made a bit of a name for himself because he is probably the one striker in Scotland who’s been able to ruffle the feathers of both Celtic and Rangers and compete with their central defenders.

“If you are scoring goals and doing well at another club Celtic and Rangers are normally going to be interested. He has put himself in a fantastic position. There is a lot of interest in him in England and Scotland. I am sure at the right time he will move.”