Recent Dundee signing Jason Cummings made his first appearance for the Dens Park club as a substitute in last week’s 3-1 loss to Raith Rovers.

Now the former Hibernian striker is hoping for his first start for James McPake’s side, against Inverness this afternoon. Cummings is more than ready to make his first start, as he feels fit and raring to go.

“Never felt better”

“Fully fit, never felt better. I’ve been battering the gym, so I’ve been getting bigger. My fitness has been good, I’ve been working hard, so I’m ready to go” he said.

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Jason Cummings in action for Shrewsbury Town (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

One of the main reasons that Cummings was so keen to return to Scotland and sign for Dundee is that he was not getting much game time for Shrewsbury. He hopes to change that at Dens Park, and become a first-team regular.

Wasn’t a regular at former club

Cummings feels he is at the stage of his career where he should be playing regular football. That didn’t happen at Shrewsbury.

Jason Cummings celebrates after scoring against Liverpool (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“I’m not a young lad any more, but it’s not like I’m old and past it, a lot of people think I am, but I’m not, I’m only 25. It’s that age where you want to be playing every week. You’re coming into your prime years when you should be playing every week.

“There’s nothing worse when you’re at a team, and you can’t get a sniff. It doesn’t matter what you do in training, it doesn’t matter if you do extra in the gym, if your face doesn’t fit sometimes, you don’t play, I learn that a lot down there. It’s all about opinions, and if the gaffer isn’t having you then you aren’t playing” Cummings disclosed.

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