Jason Cummings appears to be heading for the exits at Nottingham Forest and will depart as one of the most forgettable flops of recent times.

Football League World claim that the misfiring frontman is all set to head home.

They report that Cummings “is looking likely to return to Scotland after receiving a number of offers from clubs in the Scottish Premier League.

“A handful of English League One clubs have also made informal offers for the 23-year-old but those from north of the border are thought to be of a much more serious nature.”

This is arguably the least surprising story of the summer.

A questionable addition to the ranks has been out of sight and mind for some time.

The Reds have been doing all they can to keep him away from the City Ground.

Cummings spent just half a season on Trentside before returning to Scotland at Rangers.

Two loan spells were then taken in during the 2018-19 campaign.


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Peterborough were the first to give him a go.

They abandoned that experiment in January, allowing another switch to be made to Luton.

So, three stints taken in away from Nottingham in the space of 18 months.

Cummings has made more loan moves than he has recorded league goals for Forest!

His tally, which looks like being a final one, stands at one in that department.

Sheffield United are the only side he breached in Championship action.

He took in 11 outings in the second tier for the Reds.

Three other efforts were recorded in the League Cup.

Four goals in total across 14 appearances – hardly the best return on the faith shown in him.



Cummings had suggested at the start of the summer that he was looking for a clean slate on Trentside.

He was never going to get one.

In truth, he should have had his bags packed a long time ago.

A move through the exits, on a permanent basis, will be made sooner rather than later.

And he will quickly be removed from the collective conscience of those he leaves behind.

His tale is definitely not one of ‘thanks for the memories’.

Instead, Cummings will be placed on the shelf alongside other striking horror stories such as Andrea Silenzi, Rafik Djebbour and Neil Shipperley.


The quicker everyone involved moves on from this sorry tale the better.

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