LIVINGSTON manager Gary Holt last night claimed Lyndon Dykes deserves to be called up by Australia after the striker was watched by Socceroos assistant manager Rene Meulensteen against Celtic.

Dykes, who is also eligible to play for Scotland, set up the West Lothian club's second goal against the Scottish champions in a thrilling Ladbrokes Premiership game at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

The 24-year-old - whose mother and father come from this country, but who was born and brought up in Queensland, has scored 12 goals himself during the 2019/20 campaign.

"I think on his performances and what he has done this season he deserves to be getting called up," said Holt. "He was at Queen of the South last season and to take that step up and terrorise defences then it’s only a matter of time before someone comes calling for him.

Meanwhile, Holt, whose team led 2-1 until Australian playmaker Tom Rogic scored an injury-time equaliser for Neil Lennon's side, admitted he was devastated his team had failed to record their second win over the Parkhead club.

The fifth-placed team in the top flight had battled back well after falling behind to an Callum McGregor strike through goals from Jon Guthrie in the first-half and Scott Robinson in the second.

"They are an exceptional side with a never say die attitude," said Holt. "They had three talented attacking option to put the pressure on us. There was 95 minutes and there were 96 and a half. We had chances in the second half so we were disappointed.

"I don't know what it is about our home record. If you look at most teams in the league their record is good. But I think we enjoy getting written off. I’m absolutely buzzing."