'I'm not bothered' - Jason Cummings makes admission after Rangers win v Falkirk
Rangers striker Jason Cummings has given his verdict on playing as a left winger in the Gers’ 4-1 Scottish Cup win – and admitted he’s “not bothered” where he plays, as long as he is playing.
The 22-year-old grabbed a hat-trick in the quarter-final rout to fire his side to a Hampden semi-final with Celtic next month with an own goal by Aaron Muirhead completing the scoring for the Light Blues.
Cummings jokingly mentioned former France defender Willam Gallas after being asked about his “gallus” streak – Glasgow slang for confident or cocky – but it was lost on Edinburgh native Cummings.
“Gallus? I don’t know what it means, William Gallas?” Cummings said, as quoted by the Nottingham Post.
“I’m just myself, it doesn’t matter if I’m playing or not playing.
“When I’m not in the team I don’t mope about, I just do what I normally do and I’m always ready for selection.
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“I’ve not played left mid in my life I don’t think. But as long as I’m playing I’m not bothered.”
Cummings’ hat-trick took his goal tally to six in ten games since joining the Gers on loan from Nottingham Forest in January.
With an Old Firm clash next up for Graeme Murty’s side, Cummings will be hoping his performance against the Bairns earns him a starting spot against Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.
Football Insider verdict:
It’s no secret Cummings is confident in his own ability and he has every right to be. The striker has scored everywhere he has been so far in his short career and, despite his lack of starts, is scoring regularly for the Gers. He may not get to start against Celtic if Jamie Murphy can prove his fitness before Sunday but, even as a substitute, Cummings can hurt teams and will be confident he can hit the net against the champions. He might not know what gallus means but he definitely fits the bill and has that same streak in him that helped James McFadden – another player who was given the ‘gallus’ tag – throughout his career.