Lyndon Dykes is ‘desperate’ to feature for QPR at Bournemouth this weekend following his starring role with Scotland over the international break, according to R’s boss Mark Warburton.

Dykes netted the winner against Slovakia last weekend before providing the assist for Ryan Fraser’s strike against Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Wednesday evening.

And while Warburton admitted fatigue plays a part when players return from international duty, he is confident Dykes will feature at the Vitality Stadium.

“He’s a fit lad, he is desperate to play for QPR and it is another big game,” Warburton said.

“Bournemouth are fresh out of the Premier League and have had a good start to the season and Lyndon wants to be involved in the game.

“There’s no doubt that he will be in our squad on Saturday but it is about making sure that we look after these [international] players because fatigue can be the big problem here.

“You might be okay for the first one or two games but then you may pay the price in games three, four or five. We have to be sensible with him.”

The presence of Dykes, who has scored two goals in his first four appearances for Warburton’s men, would certainly boost Rangers’ chances of picking up a result against the recently relegated hosts.

Bournemouth sit third having picked up three wins and a draw in their opening four matches and Saturday’s clash kicks off a hectic period of seven games in three weeks.  

“They are all tough games and we know that we face another difficult one on Saturday," Warburton said.

"The league is hard. Bournemouth’s wins over Norwich and Blackburn were close games, so it is a tight and demanding division.

“They’ve had a great start – we’ve had a decent start – and they’ll know what we can do so we have to prepare well, negate their threats and look to impose ourselves on the game.

“It’s easy to look ahead to future games. You look and think ‘this is my list of players - can he play on Saturday and Wednesday?’ But realistically all you can concentrate on is the weekend.

“Get Bournemouth out of the way – pick the team that you think is right for that game, have the right bench to make the right changes and at 5pm on Saturday then that full focus switches to Preston.

“There’s no point losing your first four games and then winning the fifth because you have prepared well in advance for it. Game five is irrelevant until it is the next game.”

QPR go into the weekend in ninth, heading a group of five teams who have collected five points from their opening four games.

This is their first trip to Bournemouth since April 2014, a 2-1 defeat, while QPR have not won at the Vitality Stadium since December 2001.