Rangers striker Jason Cummings has revealed why he substituted at half-time of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock – admitting he had been feeling sick and was “bed-bound”
Cummings posted on his personal Instagram account and explained the reason behind his half-time withdraw and the introduction of Ross McCrorie.
“Had to come off early today wasn’t feel well,” he said.
The Gers won 1-0 through David Bates’ late goal to close the gap to Aberdeen to one point in the race for second place in the Scottish Premiership.
Jimmy Nicholl’s side will face the Dons on Tuesday night at Pittodrie in a must-win clash for the Gers and Cummings could find himself missing if he continues feel ill.
Cummings’ put in a disappointing performance against Killie although that could be somewhat explained by his illness.
Football Insider verdict:
Cummings hasn’t been great for a few weeks and although he was ill, it wasn’t a huge shock to see him substituted at half-time. The Scotland international is playing for his future at Ibrox but hasn’t been good enough so far to merit making his loan into a permanent deal. With only two games left, Cummings doesn’t have much time to turn things around and really needs big performances against Aberdeen and Hibernian over the next eight days if he is going to earn a move. The former Hibs and Nottingham Forest striker has scored six times in sixteen games since joining on loan – Carlos Pena had five goals in 14 appearances – so it isn’t as if he has set the world alight when he has been given a chance to play. The biggest disappointment with Cummings so far is that he’s almost guaranteed to sign for someone in the Scottish Premiership this summer and then make a habit of scoring against Rangers again.
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