BT Sport pundit: This is what has shocked me about 22-year-old switch to Rangers
Former Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has claimed he isn’t surprised Rangers made a move for Jason Cummings because his representatives are “very fond” of the Ibrox giants.
Cummings completed a six-month loan move earlier this week to become the third new face to arrive at Ibrox this month as Gers boss Graeme Murty rebuilds his squad.
The former Hibs striker headed down south over the summer to sign for Nottingham Forest but has returned to Scottish football after only six months.
Stubbs admits he is shocked Cummings failed to stay in England longer – revealing playing down south was a “big motivation” for the 22-year-old.
“Am I surprised Rangers went in for Jason? No because I know his representatives are very fond of Rangers, put it that way. I can see why it’s happened,” BT Sport pundit Stubbs said, as quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News.
“But I’m probably surprised Jason hasn’t stuck it out longer down in England because that seemed to be a big motivation for him, going there in the first place.
“I know he needs to play games but I’m surprised he hasn’t stayed around to try and impress the new manager at Forest.
He added: “He’s not left the Championship to go to any club and I have been quite impressed with the signings Rangers have made up till now.
“From Jason’s point of view it’s a loan with a view to a move at the end of the season.”
Cummings joins Jamie Murphy, Sean Goss and Russell Martin as Murty’s new signings and all four could make their Rangers debut on Sunday when the Light Blues take on Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at tiny Bellslea Park.
The 22-year-old scored four times in 17 appearances for Forest after moving south to sign for then-manager Mark Warburton.
Following Warburton being sacked and replaced by Aitor Karanka, Cummings seems to have been surplus to requirement and allowed to move on.
Before moving south, Cummings netted 71 times in 149 appearances for Hibs and was part of the side which lifted the Scottish Cup in 2016.
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