'It drives me on' - Rangers ace Cummings delivers verdict on abuse
Rangers striker Jason Cummings has revealed he will use the abuse he gets from opposition fans as motivation to do better during his loan spell at Ibrox.
The 22-year-old joined the Ibrox giants on a season-long loan deal this month and could make his debut when the Gers take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.
The former Hibs striker is one of four new faces in the Gers squad as manager Graeme Murty rebuilds the side he inherited from Pedro Caixinha in October.
Cummings regularly took stick at grounds across Scotland – including Ibrox – when he was a Hibs player but insists he views it as a compliment.
“I’ve dealt with abuse when I was up here before,” Cummings said, as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph.
“Down there it was easy but up in Scotland everyone seems to give you a bit more abuse and a bit more stick. But I’m used to it now. It drives me on. It makes me want to do better.
“I take it as a compliment when the opposition are giving you abuse, it’s obviously because you’re doing well. That’s the way I look at it.”
Cummings only joined Nottingham Forest in the summer but struggled to force his way into the starting XI under Mark Warburton and when the former Gers boss was sacked on December 31st and replaced with Aitor Karanka, the striker’s days at the City Ground were numbered.
Wednesday’s clash with Aberdeen is the Gers’ first game after the winter break and could see them leapfrog Derek McInnes’ side into second-place in the Scottish Premiership table on goal difference.
Cummings joins Jamie Murphy, Sean Goss and Russell Martin as the new faces in Murty’s squad since the Gers’ last competitive match on December 30th.
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