Dundee striker Jason Cummings looks to be on the way out the exit door at Dens Park after he was sent home from training yesterday over his appearance at Open Goal’s Hydro show on Thursday night.
The striker appeared on stage alongside Open Goal regulars Simon Ferry, Andy Halliday, Paul Slane and Kevin Kyle as they belted out Baccara’s ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ at the 14,300-capacity Glasgow arena.
Dundee manager James McPake, who is already without Charlie Adam, Lee Ashcroft, Shaun Byrne, Cillian Sheridan, and Ryan Sweeney for today’s clash with Hearts and has concerns over the fitness of Jordan Marshall, Max Anderson and Danny Mullen, called Cummings’ stunt “massively unacceptable”.
“You’ve got to be very vigilant, you’ve got to take care in every single thing you do,” McPake said.
“You can’t be reckless and do things that can put yourself at risk, your club at risk or your teammates at risk — and can put your place on the pitch at risk.
“We’re struggling at the minute, in terms of injury first and foremost.
“We’ll dig in. It might be 11 with two subs, or 11 with one sub. We’ll get 11 on the pitch.
“Nobody knows the answers to this. On the whole, Scottish football’s rallied. Let’s get to the break, if it’s safe. As long as it’s safe, it has to go on.”
With Cummings facing disciplinary action at Dens Park as a result of his night out, the striker may well find himself leaving the club next month when the transfer window opens.
The former Hibs, Rangers, Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United, Luton Town and Shrewsbury Town striker has made 18 appearances, scoring six times, for Dundee this season as the Dee look to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle.
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