Rangers January signing fails to fit in Murty XI without huge changes
Rangers striker Jason Cummings arrived in Glasgow in January and Gers fans immediately had huge expectations but without a massive change to the Gers side the on-loan Nottingham Forest star just doesn’t fit.
Cummings is a perfect striker to lead the line in the 4-2-3-1 Graeme Murty uses but with Alfredo Morelos scoring consistently, the 22-year-old simply isn’t going to take Morelos’ place in the starting XI.
Murty put Cummings in as a number 10 against St. Johnstone when he came off the bench in the second-half but the former Hibs striker doesn’t really look comfortable there and seems much more suited to being the focal point of the attack.
Unless the Gers suddenly switch to a two-man attack – likely losing a man in midfield – then Cummings’ future is going to be on the bench and making 30-minute cameos in the second-half of games.
When Morelos and Cummings did play together they didn’t click immediately which, while not a huge problem for the Gers, mans it is something the Gers are unlikely to gamble on as they look to close in on their first major silverware since 2011.
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Whether it has an influence in the summer when it comes time to making a final decision over making a permanent switch to Ibrox or not is something that will maybe become clearer in coming weeks but as much as Rangers fans want to see the popular striker in the side, Murty has little other option just now.