Former Rangers striker Jason Cummings has been touted for a shock international switch to Australia – despite having won two caps for Scotland already.
The ex-Ibrox star plies his trade down under after leaving Dundee earlier this season and is eligible for Australia through his mum, with the striker already a dual UK/Australian citizen.
After an impressive start to his career in Australia, Cummings manager at club level, Nick Montgomery, thinks the “unbelievable” striker deserves a place in the Socceroos squad, questioning how they could possibly look past the in-form Cummings.
“I don’t think there’s a player like him available for Australia,” Montgomery said
“He’s unbelievable on the ball, he has a great left foot and he’s a natural goalscorer and yeah, he’s gone through a bit of a dry period previously, but he’s 26-years-old and an Australian citizen.
“I don’t see how the national team can look past him. I’ve said to him just to keep working hard.
“Jason is top-class and his work rate around the box is first-class. He works and he scores and you can’t ask much more of him.”
Speaking earlier this year, Cummings admitted he was open to playing for Australia and potentially linking up with former Hibs buddy Martin Boyle, saying: “The Boyler is a good mate of mine and we’ve talked a bit about Australia, and how much he loves playing for the Socceroos,”
“It would be an honour to join him. I played in a couple of friendlies with Scotland, so I’m still eligible for Australia if the chance ever comes along.
“The Boyler tells me being involved with Australia is different class.”
Cummings won caps against Netherlands and Hungary but played a total of five minutes in the two friendlies.
The former Rangers striker could now find himself in line for a spot at the World Cup after the move to Australia that appears to have reinvigorated his career.