Jason Cummings seemed to have cracked League One in the early stages of the season, scoring goals for fun at Peterborough at the beginning of his loan spell.
He scored six in six as Posh flew to the top of the table, but following an infamous video of himself smashing up his own flat, the form dropped off. He’s now scored one in 15 outings and has dropped to the bench.
Peterborough have recalled striker Matt Stevens from a loan spell at Slough Town and chairman Darragh MacAnthony refused to rule out sending Cummings back to Forest in January.
He was asked by a Twitter user if he would be keeping Cummings, or returning him to the City Ground, to which he gave an ambiguous answer: “I’m sitting with manager and Barry next week to go through ins/outs for Jan so honestly cant answer this at moment.”
When pressed a little further, the media-friendly chairman admitted he wanted to see more from the forward and hoped for a big December from the former Rangers man.
“I’d like to see more from him considering his talent and ability for cost involved. He’s a good lad and hope he has a smashing December for us.”
23-year-old Cummings made his name playing for Hibernian, where he scored 71 times in just over 150 outings. His move to Forest hasn’t worked out as yet, nor did a subsequent loan move to Ibrox last season.
Cummings has talent, but he seems to be a troubled individual who can’t quite settle and play football.
His early form at Posh was sensational, but it’s no coincidence that all stopped when the video came to light. Maybe he needs another chance, but based on recent misdemeanours he might be running out of suitors.