BBC Sportsound pundit Tam McManus has slammed Jason Cummings for not reaching expectations in his loan deal at Rangers after he played what could be his final game for the club in the 5-5 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday.
Cummings, 22, joined the Light Blues on loan in January and the Daily Record has reported that the club have an option to make his stay at Ibrox permanent if they fork out £1million.
The Scotland international has scored six goals in 18 appearances across all competitions for Rangers, but ex-Hibernian player McManus does not believe that is good enough.
“Rangers fans want to see Cummings again next season? Not done anywhere near good enough for me. Really disappointed in him thought would score goals. All round game needs a lot of work. Great banter though,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Sunday.
Football Insider verdict
On the face of it, Cummings has scored a decent amount of goals in his loan spell at Rangers, but when you look a little deeper you will see how he has not done enough to earn a permanent move. The Scotland international has scored six goals in 18 games, but just two of those have come in the Scottish Premiership and half of them were scored against Falkirk in the Scottish Cup. If Cummings wasn’t such a likable character and not a boyhood Gers fan, then would fans be calling on the club to sign him up? Probably not. There’s no room for sentiment anymore and Steven Gerrard has to build up a team that has real quality that can help the team get close to Celtic. Fans want instant results but it’s going to take at least a season for things to gel together before staging any real threat to the Bhoys. It’s going to be a very interesting summer at Ibrox.