Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings scored twice as Shrewsbury Town came from 2-0 behind to earn an FA Cup replay against reigning world champions Liverpool.

The striker was introduced in the second half with the League One outfit trailing by two goals to nil.

First, he tucked away a composed penalty after Josh Laurent had been fouled in the box, before firing under Adrian to earn Sam Ricketts’ team a trip to Anfield.

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Cummings arrived at the City Ground in 2017 when Mark Warburton was in charge at the club.

He failed to really hold down a regular place in the team on Trentside, scoring just four goals in 17 outings for the Reds.

The man with two Scotland caps left permanently in the summer with Shrewsbury taking a chance on him,

It’s now down to the 24-year-old to make a name for himself in England and his brace against Liverpool needs to be just the start.

Following yesterday’s game, some of Cummings’ former Forest team-mates took to Twitter to congratulate him.

Outcast Zach Clough was first-up, praising the striker’s composure:

Next, it was the turn of Matty Cash who couldn’t believe what he was witnessing with Cummings sticking Liverpool to the sword.

The 22-year-old has been one of Forest’s best players this season and he clearly enjoyed the ex-Reds player’s performance yesterday.

This has to be the moment that Cummings starts to realise his potential.

In the past, off the field antics have captured the headlines but today he will be plastered on newspapers for the right reasons.

 

The equalising goal which Cummings scored highlighted exactly what he is capable of.

Despite his failings at Forest, he did score a few good goals.

The ball is in Cummings’ court and it’s now down to him to make a success of himself in English football.

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