Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts has backed Jason Cummings to be a hit at Montgomery Waters Meadow following his move from Nottingham Forest.
The 24-year-old striker joined Shrewsbury Town on Deadline Day for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed by the club’s official site.
Cummings has had to wait patiently for his debut due to the international break. He could be involved this weekend when his side travel to Kingsmeadow to take on AFC Wimbledon in League One.
Last season, the 24-year-old left the City Ground for two separate loan spells at Peterborough United and Luton Town. He only managed to score nine goals over the course of the season in all competitions.
Ricketts was appointed as manager of Shrewsbury in December last year. He signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and will be hoping he can help Salop compete for promotion to the Championship this season.
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‘He’s got quality’
When questioned about the signing of Cummings, Ricketts told the Shropshire Star: “He’s got quality and can score goals.
“He’s still young but can bring a little bit of nous to the team but also bring his general personality.
“The Championship is a hard league to gauge. I don’t want to go into it because I didn’t know him and I wasn’t his manager at the time but maybe he wasn’t quite ready for it.”
There’s no doubt that the 24-year-old’s two-year spell at the City Ground didn’t go to plan. He only managed to score four goals for the Reds after joining from Hibernian for around £1 million.
The striker’s bubbly character led to some supporters questioning his attitude and commitment. It’s fair to say that majority of them were pleased to see the striker leave when it was confirmed earlier this month.
Sabri Lamouchi clearly didn’t rate the striker. He wasted no time in telling the 24-year-old that he wasn’t part of his plans moving forward.
Cummings will be hoping that he can finally prove himself in League One this season.