'I would have kept him' – Burns shocked Championship side sold star to Rangers
Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns fears that the club will miss new Rangers signing Jason Cummings.
Cummings, 22, moved to the Scottish giants earlier this week after the two clubs reached an agreement but Burns feels the young striker was not given an opportunity to show his true potential.
The ex-Hibernian forward joined the Reds last summer for an undisclosed fee after being signed ex-manager Mark Warburton.
But after scoring four goals in 18 appearances, the Scot held a meeting with new manager Aitor Karanka during which time he was given the green-light to leave the club.
Burns, a double European Cup winner, expressed his shock when he learnt of the news of Cummings’ departure.
“I am a bit surprised we let him go, though,” the 64-year-old said in the Nottingham Post.
“If it was up to me, I would have kept him at Forest, simply because of his energy.
“He’s a busy player and you need that – even if it’s coming off the bench when other players are tiring.
“He plays on people’s shoulders and he’s lively.”
The Nottingham Forest attacker will get his first opportunity to show the Gers what he can do when the team returns to action in the Scottish Cup against Fraserburgh this weekend, followed by a top of the table clash with Aberdeen days later.
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