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Town Keeping Tabs on Scotland Striker
Monday, 23rd Apr 2018 12:18

TWTD understands Town have been keeping tabs on Scotland international striker Jason Cummings, who has spent the second half of the season on loan with Rangers from Nottingham Forest.

The Blues are likely to be need additional senior frontmen ahead of next season with David McGoldrick appearing certain to depart in the summer with his current contract up and no new deal having been offered by Town.

Freddie Sears also recently indicated that he will consider his Blues future at the end of the season.

Cummings, 22, was with Hearts and Hutchison Vale as a schoolboy before joining the youth set-up at Hibernian with whom he made his breakthrough into first-team football in 2013/14.

Having netted 69 goals in 124 starts and 24 sub appearances while with the Easter Road club, Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton signed him for a fee understood to be around £1 million last summer.

The 5ft 10in tall frontman made only 10 starts and seven sub appearances for Forest in the first half of the campaign, scoring four goals - three in the Carabao Cup - before being loaned to Rangers in January following Warburton’s departure.

Since his move to Ibrox, Cummings, who has been capped twice at full level by Scotland in addition to games for the U19s and U21s, has scored six times - four in the Scottish Cup including a hat-trick in a 4-1 victory over Falkirk - in six starts and eight sub appearances. Yesterday, he opened the scoring as Rangers defeated Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox.

Despite still having two more years on his Forest contract, Cummings appears likely to leave the City Ground on a permanent basis in the summer.

While Town will have continued to scout potential summer targets in recent weeks despite Mick McCarthy’s exit - director of football Dave Bowman, effectively the chief scout, remains in his role but is likely to depart when his former boss finds a new job - the new manager once appointed is likely to have his own ideas of who he wants to bring in during the close season.

However, Cummings may well remain on the radar, particularly if Warburton - who has been linked with the Town job and is currently 25-1 with Bet Victor - is the man who gets the nod.

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bobble added 12:20 - Apr 23
is that a fly on leaf over there ?

bobble added 12:21 - Apr 23
no..its all cool, hand me another cold cider ....

12th_Man added 12:28 - Apr 23
Get a manager in first

SaigonTractor added 12:51 - Apr 23
I doubt anything major will happen until we have a new manager

muccletonjoe added 12:51 - Apr 23
Sears , Didz and potentially Knudesen and Bart as well as loaned Celina , Carter Vickers and Connolly on their way. New manager will need to get hold of the reigns pretty quickly.

BroskiBeen added 13:13 - Apr 23
The second to last paragraph basically says this won't happen

runningout added 13:25 - Apr 23
frowning at current scout set up...

Edinburgh_Blue added 13:33 - Apr 23
I work with a very close member of Jason's family. They hadn't heard about this so it appears to be pure speculation at this point.

12th_Man added 14:22 - Apr 23
Course you do Edinburgh Blue

Edinburgh_Blue added 14:37 - Apr 23
@12th Man. Edinburgh is a small city. Don't be such a cynic.

whosroundisitanyway added 14:55 - Apr 23
'There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis'

runningout added 15:09 - Apr 23
Forest fans don’t rate him

BlueandTruesince82 added 15:10 - Apr 23
I told you you're banned from the chippy!

You ain't nuthin but a hound dawg

BeattiesBackPocket added 15:34 - Apr 23
Propaganda time again from the club we'll be associated with every man and his dog whilst season tickets are being sold until I see some promised funds ill treat this with the contempt it deserves.
Id rather revamp the midfield and have a proper ball winner not just someone who intercepts balls and a creative midfielder to supply the strikers who IMO are more than good enough at this level. Granted if Sears AND McGoldrick go we may be short but there's always Morris coming into the team before he b*ggers off and scores a shed load of goals for someone else!

TheTrueBlue1878 added 15:44 - Apr 23
Good striker, would try and purchase him and Mckay on a double deal.

Seasider added 16:07 - Apr 23
At only 5ft 10 in,dont think he is tall enough.

We have a diminutive strike force at the moment,and although I don't believe in too much 'hoof',we have been short in that department since Murph left and Moore was sold(correctly);as don't have anybody for knock ons,headers,or to make the ball stick up front.

Think we have sufficient everywhere else once/if all our loanees return,our sicknotes are fit;and we give the likes of Folami and Cotter a bit more game time.

Interesting to note that Mr Steijn is reported to be friends with a certain well known Dutch striker,who although in his mid thirties should be available in summer from I think a Turkish Club.

Skuse4ballondor added 17:13 - Apr 23
I know this is almost certainly not going to happen but I rate Cummings and think he would be a perfect Sears replacement. He is fast, has good movement and good finishing. Maybe I am a bit biased because he did really well for me on a football manager save. However, he was the top scorer in the Scottish championship which is a physical league so he can cope with that aspect of the championship and his highlights show he is a good technical player. He is a perfect striker for playing off the last defender like sears was in his prime.

runningout added 17:27 - Apr 23
Scottish top leagues on par with English/Welsh non leagues

MooseJuice added 18:42 - Apr 23
Seasider, are you talking about Robin Van Persie? I'm pretty sure I saw him playing back at Feyenoord the other day. Nice thought, but I would say it's unlikely he'd choose a season in the Championship with Ipswich over a season in Europe with his boyhood club.

IRTractorboyz added 19:50 - Apr 23
New manager needs to start at the back as the defence just ain’t good enuff

dirtydingusmagee added 23:07 - Apr 23
sorry, whats his name, ? never heard of him,but why or how is the club thinking of prospective signings when we havnt got a manager..Its all fake news to coin a Trump phrase

BlueBlood90 added 15:31 - Apr 24

Forest fans didn’t rate Chambers or McGoldrick either though, mate.

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