Nottingham Forest forward Jason Cummings has confirmed that he can wants to become the lead striker at Rangers as his loan deal at Ibrox nears expiration.

Cummings, 22, joined the Light Blues on loan from Forest in the January transfer window after struggling for goals in the Championship.

The two-times Scotland international, who cost Mark Warburton £1million when he swapped Hibernian for Nottingham Forest last summer, has not exactly pulled up any trees in Glasgow, however he is adamant that he can be the number one choice up front if he stays on for next season.

“I feel like I can be the lead striker at this club, there is loads more to come from me and I feel like this is just the start for me here,” he said, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account on Friday.

Cummings, speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of the final game of the season against Hibs on Sunday, added that he hopes an agreement is reached between Rangers and Forest so he can stay at Ibrox for next season.

“It’s up to Rangers and Forest to come to an agreement, I hope it happens but I’m not involved in that side of matters,” he said.

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Cummings will have a lot of convincing to do if he wants to be the main man up front for next season because on the evidence he has so far supplied, he is not good enough at all. Steven Gerrard will surely want to bring a new centre-forward to Ibrox and that would mean that Cummings would drop down the pecking order – and that is only if the 22-year-old is able to turn his loan deal into a permanent one. The Scotland international has endeared himself to the fans in Govan, but they really can do better. He has scored six goals in 17 appearances across all competitions for the Light Blues, which on the face of it, doesn’t look that bad. However just one of them has come in the Scottish Premiership while half of them came in a hat-trick against Falkirk. Rangers can’t sign forwards just because they can score against lower league sides. They need to score when and where it matters. In the league, against Celtic.

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