Whilst nothing would surprise me when it comes to Danny Cowley and his transfer targets, Peterborough United’s Barry Fry has caught me a little by surprise with his latest claim to the Peterborough Telegraph.
There’s been rumours that we’ve expressed an interest in one of their players recently, with striker Matt Stevens the possible subject. Yesterday Fry revealed that it isn’t Stevens at all, but on-loan Nottingham Forest forward Jason Cummings.
This really surprises me on a number of levels, but before that here’s what Fry had to say about Cummings.
“Jason has become a problem. MK Dons and Lincoln have shown an interest in taking him, but he doesn’t want to drop into League Two. There are also Scottish club chasing him, but Jason also doesn’t want to move back up there, even though he’s spending all of his time there at the moment.”
“I am speaking to Forest to see if they can help shift him on as it’s in their interests as well. He has no future with us.”
Why this surprise me is that Cummings is a very good striker indeed. Last season he played on loan for Rangers but it is his 71 goals in 155 appearances for Hibernian that really whet the appetite. He’s a goal scorer and he started this season on fire, bagging five early goals for Posh. him and Mark O’Hara looked set to tear League One apart.
Imagine what they could do in League Two.
There’s a caveat though, Cummings appears to be a troubled soul. His form dipped after he was caught on video smashing up his own home in September. The remarkable footage showed him hurling a TV around a sparsely furnished flat. That doesn’t sound like a Danny signing to me.
Cumming is an exceptional talent who perhaps made the wrong move in the summer. His record north of the border spoke for itself, he’s a finisher and if he’s loved and cherished he’d be a massive player for any club, even if you do have to keep him away from the telly.
He has no business in League Two, but neither does O’Hara, Rowe, Eardley, Bostwick, Shackell, Bolger and a number of our other players. If the Scottish connection with O’Hara convinces Cummings to come to Lincoln City, we’d be laughing all the way to League One.
I guarantee it.