Scottish coach Steve Clarke has reportedly had conversations with Dykes to assuade any last minute change of heart, with Dykes' national team allegiance coming down to the wire.

It's expected that Dykes will officially pledge his international future to Scotland later on today after talking to Clarke last night, although there are still rumours that family heritage could cause a change of heart.

Both Clarke and Arnold have spoken at lengths with Dykes in an attempt to seal the in-form QPR striker's services, but the Scottish press is reporting that Dykes favours Scotland under heavy pressure.

Scotland will face Czech Republic and Israel in their first two matches of the Nations League.

“The manager is obviously aware that these decisions can be changed right up until the last minute. But his conversations with Lyndon have gone well and it’s just now a matter of getting the whole thing over the line," one inside source told Scottish publication Record Sport.

“There’s a lot of paperwork concerned when a player changes nationality and that means there is always the danger of delays. With the Aussies trying to tug at Lyndon’s heart strings it’s wise not to take anything for granted until he’s wearing that dark blue shirt.”