Rangers manager Graeme Murty’s decision to leave Jason Cummings out of the Gers 4-0 win against Dundee at the weekend is great news for Nottingham Forest as it could signify the permanent return of the 22-year-old to the City Ground.
Forest have one of the worst goalscoring records in the Championship and will want to rectify that in the transfer window this summer but with the return of the Scottish native within the ranks, they have someone who can resolve their issues in attack.
Cummings has shown at both his parent club and at Rangers that when given an opportunity, he will find the back of the net.
Despite being used sparingly by the Light Blues and unable to make a place his own in the starting line-up, he has still managed to notch up five goals.
With the forward being used in fits at starts, it’s not looking unlikely that the Light Blues hierarchy will attempt to make the switch a permanent one, an option secured in the deal that took him to Ibrox in January.
The striker left the Reds in January in a bid to gain more first-team action after scoring four goals under Mark Warburton’s tenure and could benefit from a different style of management that Aitor Karanka would offer.
As it stands, at 35 Daryl Murphy is past his best, Lee Tomlin is due to return to Cardiff City in the summer, and Tyler Walker has hardly set Bolton alight during his loan spell at the Macron.
So there is room for Cummings to return to the City Ground and become a mainstay in the side – but he will need to hit the ground running when he does come back.
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