By Jason Jones

1st Apr, 2020 | 3:35pm

'Incredible' - 24y/o admits that he was very eager to sign for Rangers

Jason Cummings has claimed that he would have loved to have stayed at Rangers on a permanent basis. 

The 24-year-old spent several months at Ibrox during the 2017/18 season, scoring six in 18 games.

But the forward was unable to secure a full-time move to the Gers, and has opened up on his regret at having to leave the Glaswegian giants.

Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Shrewsbury Town striker said: “I did love it at Rangers.

“The Old Firm games, although they didn’t always go our way, because at that time Rangers weren’t at their best, just to be part of those games, to be part of that atmosphere, was incredible and I loved it.

“It was hard when they didn’t want to keep me. I wanted to stay at Rangers and I tried my best to get back there. But everything happens for a reason.”

Should Rangers have signed Cummings? 

They say that hindsight sees in 20/20, but even with that added benefit, it is difficult to argue for a scenario in which the Gers would have been better off with Cummings in their squad.

The 24-year-old has a decent amount of talent, sure, but so far this season he has averaged a shot accuracy rate of 41.2%, as well as 7.09 offensive duels won, and 3.81 touches in the opposition box, as per Wyscout.

Not a single on of those numbers eclipses the equivalent stats posted by Florian Kamberi, who is probably the Gers’ third choice hitman, and on a very fundamental level, that would surely suggest that Cummings still wouldn’t be good enough to make enough of an impression at Ibrox to justify buying him.

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