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‘CUMMINGS WASN’T GIVEN A CHANCE’

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FORMER Rangers loan striker Jason Cummings didn’t get a chance to shine at Nottingham Forest.

That’s the verdict of ex-Scotland international Kenny Burns after the former Hibs player moved to Peterborough on a season-long deal.

Cummings, who cost £1million when ex-boss Mark Warburton signed him in June 2017, spent the second half of last term at Ibrox after falling out of favour with Aitor Karanka.

He still has two years left on his deal to run and Forest legend Burns is convinced he would have been a hit at the City Ground.

He said: “I thought Jason Cummings was actually a bit better than getting a move to a League One club.

“I did think he might get a chance at Nottingham Forest. He’s quick and he can run around the pitch.

“We need someone with a bit of pace up front because when you’re under pressure that can be a useful outlet and it causes defenders problems. We could have done with that, so I was a bit surprised to see him join Peterborough United on loan.

“But Aitor Karanka obviously doesn’t fancy him, so going to Posh can be a good move. It’s hopefully a chance to get regular game time, which he desperately needs.

“He didn’t play much for us and he was in and out of the team during his time on loan at Rangers, so he really needs a run of matches to get his confidence up.”

* HIBS striker Simon Murray, who was on loan at Dundee last season, is poised to join South African side Bidvest Wits in a £150,000 deal.

* FORMER Rangers loan defender Kyle Bartley, 27, has quit Swansea for West Brom in a £4million deal. He spent six seasons at the Liberty Stadium, but made only 10 appearances last season and underwent surgery in September after suffering medial ligament damage. Bartley is standing by to make his debut against Aberdeen on Friday.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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