It’s been a torrid time for Jason Cummings since leaving Hibernian. Three seasons as the Hibees’ top scorer, scoring over 20 each season in the process, he was the first Hibs player in 50 years to achieve the feat. Various moves down south haven’t worked which makes you wonder if a return to Scotland could be on the cards?
First it was Forest
After getting the better of Mark Warburton’s Rangers with Hibs in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final, Cummings was brought to the City Ground by the Englishman in the summer of 2017.
Initially, Cummings seemed a smart signing for Forest when he grabbed a brace at St James’ Park. Newcastle were to be knocked out the League Cup by Warburton’s side but the former Brentford boss wouldn’t be there long.
In January 2018, Warburton was to be replaced in the Forest hotseat by Aitor Karanka, meaning Cummings’ opportunities became limited. His rather controversial transfer to Rangers was the first of three loan spells from West Bridgford.
Here, there and everywhere
Having never really been unable to cement his place in the Gers team, thanks to the emergence of Alfredo Morelos, Cummings was again deemed surplus to requirements by Karanka.
This season saw him be loaned out again, initially to Peterborough United. Whilst at the Posh, Cummings again looked as though he’d be a revelation with six goals in his first five League One appearances.
Cummings is a larger than life character
Cummings comes with baggage though. There’s his hilarious wrestling video whilst at Hibs, when he took on Grado at the Hibs training ground. Whilst at Peterborough on loan, a video emerged of him throwing his TV through a flat window along with smashing up his flat.
He’d go on to sign for Luton Town, who’ll play in the Championship next season largely thanks to Cummings’ former Hibs teammate James Collins.
There’s no doubting Jason Cummings’ talent and he’s still only 23. It appears his Forest future is non-existent, so is a return north of the border his best bet to get his career back on track?
If he can get back to doing what he does best, scoring goals, he could be a shrewd signing for a Scottish side yet.