Rangers will surely be saying their goodbyes to Jason Cummings in the summer, even though the loan striker has an option to be bought permanently.
The Light Blues signed Cummings, 22, on loan from Nottingham Forest in the January transfer window, but after Ibrox chairman Dave King dropped a major hint that Graeme Murty will be replaced in the summer, there’s every chance that the centre-forward will not be signed up on a permanent basis.
The Nottingham Post has reported that if a new manager is appointed at Ibrox, there will be a lot of doubts cast over Cummings’ future there, meaning he may return to Forest for pre-season training.
Mark Warburton signed Cummings from Hibernian for £1million last summer and he will have two years remaining on his deal at the City Ground once this season ends.
The two-times Scotland international struggled for game time in the English Championship, but he is now having the same problems at Rangers with him making just two starts in the Scottish Premiership.
In total, Cummings has made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Gers and scored five goals, but only one of them has been in the league – and that was back in January against Ross County.
Rangers’ form has nosedived and while it is not down to Cummings’ lack of goals, the next manager may well see his loan spell at Ibrox as a failure and will not want him to stick around longer than his temporary deal.
Cummings has quickly become a fan favourite among the Gers faithful. His personality, love of the club and exciting potential got fans off their seats when he first joined.
However it seems more and more likely that the fans will have to wave goodbye to the centre-forward next month.