Three days ago the Nottingham Post said that Forest would have grabbed a bargain should they manage to grab Hibernian striker Jason Cummings for £1 million.
They based their story around a tweet (below) from former Celtic and Blackburn striker Chris Sutton who said that “£1 million cheap for Cummings.”
£1 million cheap for Cummings… Thought Warbs would be in for most of the Rangers players he recruited !!! https://t.co/FVvZTJkEKV
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) June 11, 2017
Sutton’s hypothesised assessment could very well be about to be played out next season in the Sky Bet Championship with today’s news that Forest finally have their man in capturing Jason Cummings and bringing him from the SPL to England’s second-tier competition.
Forest, as their website says, are “delighted” to confirm the capture of Cummings and so they should be because they have a striker who knows where the back of the net is. A quiet first SPL season in 2013/14 saw him play 18 games and score just the two goals in two Premiership Play-off games. It is from there that he kicked on.
The 2014/15 SPL season saw him make 35 SPL appearances (two of these in the play-offs) and score 19 times, adding nine assists to his personal tally. The following season, the 2015/16 SPL campaign was almost a carbon copy with 37 SPL appearances (four in the play-offs) that returned 18 goals and four assists.
But in football, you are really only as good as either your last outing or as a consistent approach built over numerous seasons – the latter ringing true for the 21-year-old Cummings. Last season’s SPL campaign saw him feature in 31 games and return 19 goals and six assists.
No wonder Nottingham forest are said ‘delighted’ at capturing young Scot – £1 million, if that figure is true, seems a small price to pay for a consistent flow of goals.