Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns thinks Forest manager Aitor Karanka should give striker Jason Cummings a chance to prove himself at the City Ground – if the Scotland international doesn’t end up signing a permanent deal with Rangers.
Cummings joined the Gers on loan in January, scoring six times in 18 appearances, with the Light Blues having an agreement to make the 22-year-old’s deal a permanent switch this summer.
Burns thinks the former Hibs star didn’t get a chance at Forest under previous manager Mark Warburton and believes he will have a “point to prove” if he returns to England.
“I wouldn’t be averse to giving Jason Cummings more of a go, if he doesn’t end up signing for Rangers permanently that is,” Burns told the Nottingham Post.
“He didn’t really get a chance last season. He played a bit here and there, but never really got a run of games – and that’s what you need as a striker, more so than other positions.
“I’m sure he’ll feel he still has a point to prove in England, so if he does come back he should be hungry and determined to do his best. He’ll know what he has to do.”
Football Insider verdict:
After some of Karanka’s recent comments, it doesn’t seem likely Cummings would be given a chance if he did return to Forest and a move to Ibrox is probably in the striker’s best interests. The chance to work with Steven Gerrard and help the Light Blues challenge for trophies and titles is one that must appeal to the striker – as well as the chance of getting more games. Despite not being able to force his way into a regular place in the starting XI, Cummings was a good option to be able to introduce into games and as he continues to mature, should only become a better player. At only 22, Cummings has a long career ahead of him and is far from the finished article but is reaching a point where he will need to make some massive decisions over where he sees his future. The striker should be good enough to be a success in England but can arguably enjoy more success if he remains in Scotland.
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