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22-year-old must step up and prove he deserves Rangers opportunity

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Rangers striker Jason Cummings has regularly cut a frustrated figure during his loan stint at Ibrox as he struggles to get regular first-team starts for the Gers – but the 22-year-old needs to step up and prove he deserves an opportunity to lead the line for the Light Blues.

Cummings joined the Ibrox giants in January from Nottingham Forest on a loan deal until the end of the season and could make his move permanent in the summer with the Gers having an agreement already in place.

The former Hibs striker has only managed two Scottish Premiership starts since his arrival and is clearly second fiddle to Alfredo Morelos but with the Colombian possibly on his way out in the summer, Cummings could find himself the main man at Ibrox after the summer.

With five goals under his belt for the Light Blues in 12 appearances, Cummings knows his way to goal and could be a huge asset for the Gers in the future.

Despite this though, Cummings has had some struggles when he has played – such as against Kilmarnock on Saturday – and found it hard to get involved as the Rugby Park side were content to invite Rangers on to them and hit the Gers on the counter.

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Cummings has also seen himself shunted out wide at times and while the attacker can definitely pose teams problems coming in from wide areas, he’s at his best as a number nine where he can play on the last man and fight for scraps in the area.

If Cummings is to be the focal point of the Gers’ attack next season, manager Graeme Murty needs to look at giving the Scotland international more game time and give him a chance to find a rhythm and prove he deserves to be at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, fans have demanded that the club signs this Old Firm scourge in the summer, claiming he is better than Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham.

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