Jason Cummings departed Nottingham Forest for Shrewsbury Town yesterday and on arrival with his new employers, he took one final pop shot at the Reds.
Speaking to the club’s official website after transferring to Shropshire, the Scottish talisman had his say on his time at Forest.
Cummings was signed for £1 million (Sky Sports) by Mark Warburton back in 2017 but failed to live up to his reputation north of the border.
In 17 appearances for the Reds, he mustered just four goals and was sent on loan to Rangers, Peterborough United and Luton Town.
Forest managed to get a fee for Cummings and he was delighted to finally earn a move away from the City Ground.
He told Shrewsbury’s official website: “I’m delighted to be here, I spoke to the gaffer a few weeks ago and he was really keen to get me in.
“That’s half the battle, finding a manager who wants you.
“It’s a good feeling when a manager wants you. I signed for other clubs where it’s the club that signs you rather than the manager, but at the end of the day, it’s the manager who picks the team.”
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The Scottish striker will go down as a massive flop at Forest having spent over two years at the club.
It was clear once Mark Warburton lost patience with him that his City Ground days would be numbered and a series of loan moves followed.
There have also been questions raised about his attitude in the past. Some pretty stupid stuff emerged on social media showing Cummings throwing a television out of the upstairs window of his house, for example.
Maybe more Forest managers would have loved Cummings had he knuckled down and let his football do the talking a little bit more often.
He was never going to force his way into Sabri Lamouchi’s plans and the club deserve a medal for getting a fee for a player who was sadly out of his depth when it came to playing in the Championship.