Former Rangers assistant manager David Weir believes there is “no doubt” that Jason Cummings would score regularly in a “good” Gers team.
The Scotland international is currently on loan at Ibrox from Nottingham Forest but has struggled to force his way into Graeme Murty’s starting XI.
Weir worked with the striker at Forest in the first six months of the season after his move from Hibs and admitted the 22-year-old is a better player than he thought.
“We took him to Forest and we liked him at Rangers for obvious reasons; because he is a goalscorer,” Weir said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Working day in day out with him at Forest, being honest, he is better technically than I thought he was.
“Technically he is a very good footballer, he can finish there is no doubt about that and he is a good professional, and sometimes that isn’t the message you get from other people.
“He is a bit of a joker and there is everything that comes with that, but he is also very professional and well-liked amongst the group, but the over-riding thing is that he works hard, is a very good footballer and he can score goals. Those attributes can take you a long way.
“Jason playing in a good Rangers team and creating chances could score a lot of goals there is no doubt about that.”
Cummings has scored five times in thirteen appearances since his January move from the City Ground and the Gers have an agreement in place to make it a permanent switch in the summer if the striker impresses.
With Kenny Miller suspended by the club, Cummings could find himself getting some more game-time in the final five games of the season as Murty’s side look to secure second in the Scottish Premiership.
Football Insider verdict
Cummings is a talented player who sometimes lets that get a bit hidden by his personality. Despite his ability, Cummings often finds his latest comedic off-field exploits garner attention rather than what he does on the pitch. The striker could be given a chance to shine in the last few games of the season after tempers began to fray in Sunday’s Scottish Cup defeat by Celtic and Kenny Miller and Alfredo Morelos were both involved in bust-ups. Fans are desperate to see Cummings do well and it would be good to see him given a run out against Hearts this weekend.