As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers striker has opened up on what it’s like to receive criticism and abuse from the stands in Scottish football, believing it simply means he is doing a good job as an opposition player.
Arguably what the Rangers first team has lacked in recent years is the character, personality and belief needed to apply themselves as one of the best sides in the country.
They’ve lacked the winning mentality needed to win on a consistent enough basis to challenge Celtic in either the league or cups and it’s something they’re now addressing in the transfer market.
Striker Jason Cummings, at Ibrox on a loan with an option to buy, has always had a swagger about his game at Hibs and is now bringing that spirit to Graeme Murty’s squad.
When asked about receiving abuse when playing in Scotland, the striker was defiant.
As quoted by The Daily Mail, he said:
I get it every week. I’ve always said that they give stick to the players that are causing them problems. You know what I mean? They wouldn’t give stick to someone that no one has heard of or who isn’t doing well. So I take it as a compliment. It urges me on to score against them. The joke’s on them at the end of the day.
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Jason Cummings has made a hard working start to his career at Ibrox. While he’s netted just twice in his six appearances so far, he’s combined well with his teammates and alongside Alfredo Morelos could create an effective striking partnership.
Before he arrived from Nottingham Forest, there were question marks about his ability to score consistently in the Scottish Premiership. Nearly all of his goals 71 goals for Hibernian were scored in the Scottish second-tier.
However, he’s shown glimpses that the step up won’t be a problem and combined with his defiant attitude, he’s well placed to be a big hit at Ibrox and the club should attempt to make his loan permanent this summer.