Jason Cummings left Nottingham Forest for Luton Town on loan in January but has played just 11 minutes of football for the League One leaders.
Cummings’ move to Luton in January looked like an ideal opportunity for both player and club.
The 23-year-old striker made a good start to his season-long loan at Peterborough United. But after a number of off-the-field antics, his season-long loan was cut short.
Cummings had tumbled well down the pecking order at the City Ground. This was an opportunity to prove that he does have the quality to be a success.
Luton, meanwhile, signed a promising striker who previously scored 23 goals in 39 appearances for Hibernian in the 2016/17 campaign, before joining the Reds for £1 million, as reported by the BBC.
But a switch that looked perfect for the striker on paper has been anything but in reality.
Luton extended their lead at the top of League One last weekend with a 2-1 victory against Bristol Rovers. Cummings was nowhere to be seen, as he failed to make an appearance for the seventh time in nine games.
In fact, the former Scotland international has only played 11 minutes of football for Luton, coming on as a substitute in the wins against Wycombe Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers.
According to the Nottingham Post, Peterborough spent in excess of £250,000 on the striker in the first half of the season, so it’s no surprise that Martin O’Neill’s side were keen on cutting their losses again in January.
But the 23-year-old’s sorry descent is currently showing no sign of coming to an end.