Jason Cummings

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Jason Cummings
Fyvie, Cummings and Stokes (cropped).jpg
Cummings (left) playing for Hibernian in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jason Steven Cummings[1]
Date of birth (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 35
Youth career
2001–2007 Hutchison Vale
2007–2012 Heart of Midlothian
2012–2013 Hutchison Vale
2013 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Hibernian 114 (55)
2017–2019 Nottingham Forest 14 (1)
2018Rangers (loan) 15 (2)
2018–2019Peterborough United (loan) 22 (6)
2019Luton Town (loan) 5 (1)
2019– Shrewsbury Town 3 (2)
National team
2014 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2015–2016 Scotland U21 8 (3)
2017– Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:18, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:39, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Jason Steven Cummings (born 1 August 1995) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Shrewsbury Town, and the Scotland national team.

Cummings started his professional career with Hibernian, making 16 appearances and scoring twice as Hibernian were relegated in the 2013–14 season. He was their top goalscorer over each of the next three seasons, scoring more than 20 goals each season, making him the first player to achieve this feat for over 50 years. These goals helped Hibs win the Scottish Cup in 2016 and promotion in 2017.

He moved to Nottingham Forest in June 2017, but has not played regularly for their first team. Cummings was loaned to Rangers in January 2018, Peterborough United in July 2018 and Luton Town in January 2019. He made his first full international appearance for Scotland in November 2017.

Club career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Cummings grew up a Hearts fan and attended Tynecastle High School.[2] He played for local boys team Hutchison Vale and then joined the Hearts youth program.[2] After struggling with injuries, Cummings was released by Hearts in 2012.[2] After an impressive season with Hutchison Vale he was signed by Hibernian in the summer of 2013.[2] Cummings made his debut senior appearance for Hibernian in a Scottish Premiership match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in November 2013.[3] Cummings scored his first career goals on 21 May 2014, netting twice as Hibernian won 2–0 against Hamilton Academical in the first leg of the promotion/relegation play-off.[4][5] Hibs lost the return match 2–0 and Cummings missed the decisive kick in the penalty shoot-out, which resulted in Hibs being relegated to the Scottish Championship.[6][7][8]

Cummings won the SPFL Young Player of the Month award for September 2014, after his two goals helped Hibs to beat Rangers in Glasgow.[9] On 16 February 2016, Cummings became the first Hibs player to score in four consecutive Edinburgh derbies for 42 years after scoring the winner against Hearts in a Scottish Cup 4th round replay.[10] On 16 April 2016, Cummings missed a penalty kick with a Panenka attempt in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United, which ended goalless,[11] although he later scored the winning kick in the penalty shoot-out.[11] He then played the first 65 minutes of the final, assisting Anthony Stokes' opening goal as Hibs won 3–2 against Rangers.[12]

During the 2016 close season, Cummings signed a new four-year contract with Hibs.[13] Peterborough United offered Hibs £1.2 million for Cummings in August 2016, but this proposal was rejected.[14] He netted the winner in a 1–0 win Tannadice on 10 March 2017, and in doing so became the first Hibernian player to score more than twenty goals in three successive seasons since Joe Baker between 1957 and 1961.[15] On 15 April, Hibs clinched the title and achieved promotion back to the Scottish Premiership after beating Queen of the South 3–0 at Easter Road.[16] Later that day, Cummings tweeted that they had fulfilled his promise to return the team to the top flight.[17] Cummings was nominated by PFA Scotland in their Young Player of the Year and Championship Player of the Year awards for 2016–17.[18]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Cummings signed a three-year contract with Nottingham Forest on 17 June 2017, moving for an undisclosed fee.[19] As part of the deal Cummings former clubs Heart of Midlothian and Hutchison Vale were awarded a solidarity fee, due to his youth development.[20] He scored his first goal for Forest on his debut in a 2–1 EFL Cup win against Shrewsbury Town on 8 August 2017.[21]

Rangers (loan)[edit]

Cummings was loaned to Scottish Premiership side Rangers in January 2018 for the rest of the season, with Rangers holding an option to make the transfer permanent.[22][23] He made his competitive debut for the club on 24 January, in a 2–0 win against Aberdeen.[24] Cummings was one of four players to make their first appearance for Rangers in that game.[24] He scored his first goal for Rangers four days later, in a 2–1 win at Ross County.[25] On 4 March, Cummings scored a hat-trick for Rangers in a Scottish Cup quarter-final against Falkirk.[26]

Peterborough United and Luton Town (loan)[edit]

On 13 July 2018, Cummings moved on a season-long loan to EFL League One side Peterborough United.[27] After a strong start, scoring six goals in his first five league games, Cummings began to struggle for goals and his loan was terminated by Peterborough on 30 January 2019.[28]

Later that month, Cummings was loaned to League One leaders Luton Town.[29] He scored his first goal for Luton on 6 April 2019, coming on as a substitute against Blackpool, netting an equaliser in the 86th minute with the game finishing 2–2.[30]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 2 September 2019, it was announced that Cummings had signed for League One side Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.[31] He made his debut for the club on 14 September, coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for Daniel Udoh away at A.F.C. Wimbledon, and five minutes later, he scored the equaliser in a 1–1 draw.[32] Three days later, he netted again in a 4–3 win at home to Southend United.[33]

International career[edit]

Cummings played for the Scotland under-19 and under-21 teams. He received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad in November 2017.[34] He made his first full international appearance that month, in a friendly against the Netherlands.[35]

Cummings is of Australian descent due to his mother. In July 2019, Australia manager Graham Arnold said that he wanted Cummings to represent them, which could be done as he had only played two friendlies for Scotland.[36][37][38] In September 2019, Cummings told The Sun newspaper he was considering switching from Scotland to Australia and had already spoken with Socceroos assistant manager Rene Meulensteen.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 08:52, 16 August 2019 (UTC)[39]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 2013–14[40] Scottish Premiership 16 0 2[a] 2 18 2
2014–15[41] Scottish Championship 33 18 4 1 3 1 2[a] 1 42 21
2015–16[42] Scottish Championship 33 18 5 2 6 4 5[b] 1 49 25
2016–17[43] Scottish Championship 32 19 5 4 1 0 2 0 1[c] 0 41 23
Total 114 55 14 7 10 5 2 0 10 4 150 71
Nottingham Forest 2017–18[44] Championship 14 1 3 3 17 4
2018–19[45] Championship
2019–20[46] Championship
Total 14 1 3 3 17 4
Rangers (loan) 2017–18[44] Scottish Premiership 15 2 3 4 18 6
Peterborough United (loan) 2018–19[45] League One 22 6 4 0 1 0 2[d] 2 29 8
Luton Town (loan) 2018–19[45] League One 5 1 5 1
Shrewsbury Town 2019–20[45] League One 2 2 2 2
Career total 170 65 21 11 14 8 2 0 12 6 219 90
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Scottish Championship promotion play-offs
  2. ^ One appearance and a goal in the Scottish Challenge Cup, four appearances in the Scottish Championship promotion play-offs
  3. ^ Appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  4. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hibernian

Luton Town

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 18th May 2019: Nottingham Forest" (PDF). English Football League. p. 24. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Hardie, David (2 January 2014). "Cummings can't wait to make dream derby debut". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. ^ Hardie, David (29 November 2013). "Butcher calls up Jason Cummings for cup clash". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Hamilton A 0 Hibernian 2". Hibernian FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Hibs manager Terry Butcher lauds Jason Cummings' confidence". BBC. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Hibernian and Terry Butcher relegated after penalty defeat to Hamilton". The Guardian. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  7. ^ Lindsay, Clive (25 May 2014). "Hibernian 0–2 Hamilton Academical". BBC. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Hamilton promoted after beating Hibernian on penalties". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Jason Cummings is turning heads in Scottish football, and insists that he doesn't care about Twitter criticism". Daily Mail. 10 October 2014.
  10. ^ Wilson, Richard (16 February 2016). "Hibernian 1–0 Heart of Midlothian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Scottish Cup semi-final: Hibernian 0–0 Dundee United (Hibs win 4–2 on penalties)". BBC Sport.
  12. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (21 May 2016). "Scottish Cup final: Rangers 2–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Jason Cummings: Hibs striker signs four-year contract". BBC Sport. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  14. ^ Crawford, Kenny (6 August 2016). "Jason Cummings says he is committed to helping Hibs to Premiership". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  15. ^ "JASON'S GOT WAY TO JOE Tam McManus believes Hibees legend Joe Baker would have approved of Jason Cummings' goal achievement". The Sun. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  16. ^ a b McLauchlin, Brian (15 April 2017). "Hibernian 3–0 Queen of the South". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  17. ^ Jason Cummings [@Jasoncummings35] (15 April 2017). "Made a promise 3-year ago when I missed that pen to relegate us that I'd do my best to get us back up. Today is that day!!! 🏆✅" (Tweet). Retrieved 17 April 2017 – via Twitter.
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  24. ^ a b "Rangers 2–0 Aberdeen: Alfredo Morelos worth a 'barrowload of cash' – Murty". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
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  35. ^ Jason Cummings at the Scottish Football Association
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  41. ^ "Games played by Jason Cummings in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  42. ^ "Games played by Jason Cummings in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  43. ^ "Games played by Jason Cummings in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
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  46. ^ "Games played by Jason Cummings in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
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