Former Rangers player Jason Cummings has been offered an unlikely reprieve at Dundee after he was recently disciplined by the club.
Cummings attended the Open Goal Hydro show before Christmas, where he was dressed as the Joker, appearing alongside Ibrox legend Graeme Souness. He was sent home from training the following day with Dens Park manager James McPake saying he was “completely unfit to train” [BBCScotland].
This came after he was refused permission to attend the show amid the rising Covid-19 cases and he subsequently missed the game against Hearts that weekend.
There were reports of Australian side Central Coast Mariners looking to offer the 26-year-old an escape route from the club [DailyRecord].
With his contract expiring at the end of the current campaign, the player will want to weigh up his options, yet he has been given another shot at Dundee after recent comments from McPake.
“I have saw the report but that’s all I know about it,” the Dundee boss said regarding the interest from the A league side [ScottishSun].
“Jason is back training with the first team and has trained well,” McPake said.
The former Scotland international could do no worse than taking this second chance and showing the manager and potential suitors what he can offer as the second half of the season is about to start.
Cummings was a popular figure at the Ibrox side during his loan spell in the first half of 2018. After spells at Peterborough United, Luton Town, Shrewsbury, and now Dundee, he has failed to live up to the potential that has won him two Scotland caps.