Former Rangers striker Jason Cummings has officially moved to A-League side Central Coast Mariners on an 18-month deal from Dundee.

The talented striker was offered an exit route from Dundee following a bust-up with manager James McPake after the player attended the Open Goal Hydro show before Christmas, despite being told not to go amid concerns over the Omicron Covid-19 variant that was spreading rapidly.

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Cummings was sent home from training the following day and was sent to play a development match a few days later. With his contract due to expire in the summer, it was inevitable that he would soon be leaving the side.

Jason Cummings could resurrect his career at Central Coast Mariners

The move to Australia could take the player out of the Scottish limelight and he can simply focus on playing football again.

A fresh start could be all that is needed for Cummings to finally realise his potential. The Central Coast Mariners currently sit in sixth position in the A-League table after only six matches.

With fixtures coming thick and fast for the team, it could be the perfect time for the 26-year-old to hit the ground running and get a few early goals.

The striker joined Rangers from Nottingham Forest on a six-month loan deal in 2018 and scored six goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.

He hasn’t quite lived up to his talent following several other loan moves, and his controversial actions have often gotten him in trouble during the course of his career.

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Hopefully, a move down under can revitalise Cummings and he can live up to the talent he once showed as a youngster at Hibs.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed a major Old Firm boost as Nigeria was knocked out of AFCON against Tunisia.

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