Jason Cummings now occupies a standing alongside the likes of Neil Shipperley and Rafik Djebbour in the Nottingham Forest hall of shame.

That is because the Scot has departed the City Ground once more, as announced on the club’s official website.

And he now leaves Trentside for the last time.

A striker who slots seamlessly into the ‘flop’ category had been on borrowed time for a while.

He has never convinced since arriving in England.

A Scotland international with over 50 goals for Hibernian to his name, Cummings arrived with plenty of potential.

None of it has been unlocked.

He has regressed, rather than progressed, in spectacular fashion.


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A switch to Shrewsbury on deadline day delivers the end – with a fee even brought in!

Cummings, who is still just 24 years of age, was due to be out of contract in the summer of 2020.

Forest were never going to be putting fresh terms to him.

A long goodbye had been set in motion some time ago.

The Reds are virtually writing off a deal from 2017 that cost them a little under £1 million to get over the line.

Money down the drain.

Cummings recorded four goals for Forest, but three of those came in what is now the Carabao Cup.

Which left him with one effort in the Championship.

One! From 14 games.

A sorry record which sees him join some far from illustrious company in the City Ground record books.


Others to have come and gone with only a solitary league goal to show for their efforts include the aforementioned Shipperley and Djebbour.

Neil Harris, a Millwall legend but a serious flop in Nottingham, is another.

Cummings can at least console himself with the fact that he bettered a couple of other striking horror shows.

The infamous Andrea Silenzi recorded no league goals – mustering only two in cup competition.

Eugene Dadi – with a hairstyle to rival one Jason Lee – didn’t even manage that across a brief and forgettable spell.

Other misfits include Robert Rosario and Scott Dobie, who registered three league goals apiece – making them seem almost prolific when compared to Cummings and Co.

Forest’s history is littered with these abject attackers, but at least another entry has come to a close.

We wish Cummings well at Shrewsbury and wherever his career takes him from this point, but he will forever deliver a grimace rather than the Joker smile he is so fond of when recalled in NG2.

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