Former Hibs star Marc McNulty has sent a message to struggling players south of the border, a message Jason Cummings should listen to closely.
The ex-Hibee has had a torrid time south of the border with Nottingham Forest. After failing to settle in down south after limited apperances for Forest and a couple of loan spells, he’s been linked with a move back to Scotland.
Now McNulty has said that any player ‘looking to make a name for themselves’ should consider Hibs as an option.
He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “If you’re a player who’s gone to England and lost their way a bit or whatever, I’d 100 per cent recommend going to Hibs for a fresh start.
“Obviously every individual will have a different view but I felt if I did well at Hibs, there would be more opportunities going forward than if I’d just gone to another League One or League Two team in England.
“I would recommend going to a club like Hibs to any player looking to make a name for themselves.”
Cummings needs a fresh start, Hibs could give him that
A Hibs move worked for McNulty. After failing to settle at Reading, he moved to Easter Road to show what he was all about. It helped him earn a move to Sunderland this summer.
Now Cummings has to do the same. He’s never going to get a look in at Forest and a season out in the cold will do him no favours.
Whether Hibs is the ideal club for him though is another thing. With Florian Kamberi and Christian Doidge at the club, Cummings would most likely need to settle for limited games initially.
There’s no denying though that Cummings could be a big goal threat if he finds his confidence. Last time out at Hibs, he netted 71 times in 149 appearances.
Of course he would be a gamble given his recent troubles, but Cummings is worth the risk for Hibs. If Doidge or Kamberi are injured, Paul Heckingbottom has no one to turn to really.
Cummings could be that man to add the extra few goals Hibs need. The forward should take McNulty’s comments on board and try and make a Leith return happen.