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BBC Scotland pundit Tam McManus thinks Rangers striker Jason Cummings needs to play with a target man – and insists the 22-year-old can’t play as a lone striker.

The on-loan Nottingham Forest ace joined the Light Blues on loan in January and has hit the net six times in 14 appearances for the Gers as they try to secure second in the Scottish Premiership.

McManus thinks Cummings needs a partner to play beside after watching the Scotland international be frustrated by Hearts’ defenders in the 2-1 win over the Jambos on Sunday.

“Cummings cannot play as a lone striker. Needs to play with a target man especially against the strong two that Hearts have at back,” McManus said on his personal Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/The_Tman10/status/988028778105450496

Cummings opened the scoring for the Ibrox giants just after the break after starting ahead of Alfredo Morelos for Graeme Murty’s side.

The Light Blues are said to have an agreement in place to make the former Hibs striker’s move permanent in the summer although it remains to be seen if the Gers will take it up.

Football Insider verdict:

Cummings is much more suited to playing with a partner and, of those available to Graeme Murty, he would probably fit better alongside Eduardo Herrera than Alfredo Morelos. Herrera has barely been seen for weeks so it is unlikely Murty will introduce him now, but it is still something which should be considered. The loanee still has a habit of getting into situations to score but does not impact the game enough when used on his own. The 22-year-old hasn’t really hit it off beside Morelos and the two seem to be a bit too similar to really work together and flourish in the same team.

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