Jason Cummings enjoyed a brief spell at Rangers last season, whilst on loan from Nottingham Forest.

He made 18 appearances in all competitions, scoring six times. Undoubtedly, the highlight of his couple of month stint at Ibrox, was a hat-trick against Falkirk in the Scottish Cup.

Jason Cummings celebrates netting his Ibrox hat-trick last March. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Despite that display, he still struggled to earn a starting spot and was mainly restricted to cameo appearances from the bench.

Ultimately, Rangers opted not to make the deal permanent over the summer.

His situation hadn’t improved at Nottingham Forest either, and he was promptly shipped out on loan, to League One side Peterborough United.

Initially, he threatened to make Rangers look foolish for turning down his services.

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He netted six league goals in his first five appearances, as he and his adopted side got off to a flyer.

Cummings struggling after impressive start

The Scotland international started with a bang in League One. (Photo by David Shipman – CameraSport via Getty Images)

However, he has endured a horror spell in front of goal since then.

 

While he has registered five assists, he hasn’t found the net in his last 17 League One matches.

Two goals in the EFL Trophy save face slightly, but he is even struggling to get into the team.

His last five appearances have all come from the bench.

But there have been lean times ever since. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

On this evidence, Cummings hasn’t developed much since leaving Rangers.

He is a character and is capable of the sublime, of that, there’s little doubt.

Yet, he is extremely inconsistent.

He simply can’t be relied on to produce across the course of a season.

With Rangers’ strengthening in forward areas this month, they certainly won’t regret passing up the chance to bring this man on board permanently.