Ex-Rangers hero pips former Celtic star to surprise World Cup place
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Ex-Rangers hero pips former Celtic star to surprise World Cup place

Former Rangers star Jason Cummings has been officially called up to the Australia national team’s World Cup squad ahead of the likes of ex-Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic.

Cummings, 27, is currently turning out in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners and the player’s fine form Down Under has earned him an initially unexpected call up with the Socceroos.

This comes after Jason Cummings had made his Australia debut during the last international break, scoring for Australia from the penalty spot in the second half against New Zealand.

The call-up also comes after Cummings had also turned out for Scotland in 2017, once playing in an international friendly against the Netherlands for the Tartan Army.

Ex-Rangers star Jason Cummings heads SPFL-linked Australia call-ups

Jason Cummings isn’t the only player with links to the Rangers who has been called up to the Australia squad either, with Stoke City defender Harry Souttar, the brother of Ibrox defender John, also included.

Hearts trio Nathaniel Atkinson, Cammy Devlin and Kye Rowles are also included, with Dundee United’s Aziz Behich, Hibs’ Martin Boyle, St Mirren’s Keanu Baccus and Celtic’s Aaron Mooy making up the rest of the SPFL representatives.

Whilst ex-Rangers striker Jason Cummings is included in the squad, there is also no place for high-profile ex-Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic, who recently signed a deal with Championship West Brom.

View the full squad HERE.

Rangers fans will remember Jason Cummings from a six-month loan stint at Ibrox which came after the forward had broken through at Hibs and earned a move to Nottingham Forest.

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Whilst boyhood bluenose Cumdog was only in the Rangers squad for a short period, the eccentric striker did leave an impression on the fans by scoring six goals in 18 games including a Scottish Cup hattrick against Falkirk.

Since moving to Central Coast Mariners, Jason Cummings has netted 12 goals and laid on 9 assists with two goals and three assists coming in the striker’s first three A-League games this season.

Meanwhile, Rangers have reportedly taken a decision surrounding their current coaching staff as pressure mounts.