By Danny Wright

Chris Sutton has highlighted that new Nottingham Forest signing Jason Cummings lacks consistency and has to address that at the City Ground next season.

The Reds announced they had signed the 21-year-old from Scottish Championship title winners Hibernian for an undisclosed fee on Saturday.

Cummings scored 23 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions last season, but former Celtic striker Sutton thinks that there are certain weaknesses to his game despite his record in front of goal.

“Very talented player, but needs to apply himself and show greater consistency. I hope Hibs are given the funds to replace him,” said the ex-Blackburn and Chelsea man, on his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning.

Despite Sutton’s concerns about consistency, Cummings rarely went over two league games without a goal for Hibernian last season.

There was a 10-game stint in the middle of the campaign which saw the Scotland Under-21 international fail to find the net, but a large number of those game saw him start on the bench.

Cummings then had a three-game barren spell in March and April, but that was his second worst drought of the entire 2016/17 season.

Nottingham Forest didn’t really struggle in front of goal last in what was a rollercoaster of a campaign which saw them almost suffer relegation to League One.

They netted 62 times in the league – more than any other teams in the bottom ten.

Britt Assombalonga scored the most, with 14 strikes to his name. However Sky Sports have reported that Middlesbrough are looking to sign him this summer.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Cummings’ arrival.

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