Former Nottingham Forest man Jason Cummings had an afternoon to forget on Saturday as Dundee were beaten 1-0 by Rangers.

Joe Aribo scored the only goal of the game but the home side should have taken something from the game.

Cummings started the game on the bench. An early injury picked up by Leigh Griffiths saw him introduced as early as the 38th minute, however.

Dundee looked to have got themselves a lifeline in the second half.

Paul McMullan was bundled over in the area by Jon McLaughlin and referee Bobby Madden pointed to the penalty spot.

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Former Forest striker Cummings stepped up but smashed his penalty straight into the legs of the Rangers goalkeeper.

Dundee lost the game 1-0 and the 26-year-old was left to rue a missed opportunity.

It was the first time that Cummings has missed a penalty in a men’s game. He was 17 from 17 prior to his failure on Saturday.

Cummings has been with Dundee since January. He checked in from Shrewsbury ending an indifferent time of things in England.

 

During his time at Forest, he made 17 appearances and scored four goals.

Even though he was the manager who signed him, Mark Warburton never truly knew how best to utilise Cummings.

He also scored eight in 29 for Peterborough, once in five games for Luton and 10 times in 48 outings for Shrewsbury.

Cummings at home in Scotland after Forest frustration

Fans did seem to take to Cummings and his eccentricity during his time at the City Ground.

He scored a couple of goals during a Carabao Cup win away at Newcastle who were in the Premier League at the time.

In truth, however, he never looked like having the required quality to become a hit in the Championship.

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At Dundee, he looks to have found a home. In 29 games for the club, he has scored 13 goals and appears to be in favour with boss James McPake.

Cummings is clearly more suited to Scottish football and he could become a real hit at Dundee.

After Saturday, he might not find himself on too many penalties though!

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