According to the Evening Telegraph, St Johnstone are lining up a loan deal for Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings.
They report that Cummings is potentially at McDiarmid Park for talks over a ‘shock’ move.
When all things are considered, this is a deal that makes perfect sense.
Cummings needs a change and St Johnstone are a good fit
It hasn’t worked for Cummings at Nottingham Forest. In 17 appearances he has scored four. Not only is his goal record poor but he’s also just looked out of place in the Championship.
He hasn’t played in a senior game for Forest since December 2017. A drop to a club with lesser expectations and perhaps standard is needed in order for him to rebuild his career.
St Johnstone offer him that platform. There wouldn’t be as many eyes on him every week and the McDiarmid Park side could give him the chance to start finding the net again.
Tommy Wright’s men are crying out for a forward or two. Recently, the Scottish Sun have reported that a deal is close for Aberdeen striker Stevie May.
A combination of Cummings and May would be brilliant. The Dons striker would win all the physical battles, whilst Cummings would aim to find the killer instinct he had at Hibs, where he scored 71 times in 149 appearances.
With regular minutes, Cummings has the potential to step up and make it at this level, although he’d still be somewhat of a risk given his form of late.
He’s had a rough few years though and needs somewhere quiet to rebuild following his failed Forest spell.
McDiarmid Park is the ideal place for that to happen.