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Former Hibs midfielder compares Jason Cummings to Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

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Former Hibernian midfielder Paul Kane is impressed with Jason Cummings, who is interesting several Championship sides in England.

Former Hibernian midfielder Paul Kane has been raving about the ability of current striker Jason Cummings.

Speaking to The Times he compared Cummings to Celtic's title winning striker Leigh Griffiths.

Cummings has scored 16 goals this season for the Scottish Championship side, and at 20-years-old is viewed as an outstanding prospect for the future.

Kane said: "He’s like Griffiths. He’s a confident lad who’s got that hunger about him.

"Even if the rest of the team aren’t playing well, he scores. Even if he hasn’t played well, he can make the difference.

"The team didn’t play great on Saturday. His penalty wasn’t a great hit, but he was quick enough to react and put it in the net."

There has been substantial interest from England in his signature, with Rotherham United, Leeds United, Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Derby County all listed by The Times as being keen on him.

The longer he carries on performing this way, the list of teams chasing him will only grow, but Hibernian are unlikely to want to sell mid-season especially, as they chase down Rangers to win promotion to Scotland's top flight.

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs told the BBC it would take a sizeable offer to convince the club to do a deal. He said earlier this week: "We've said that we don't anticipate any players leaving that we don't want in January and I've got to say it would have to be a very significant amount of money if we even consider it.

"We are very relaxed with the situation. He's doing really, he's scoring goals and when you've got a striker and that's happening then people have to pay lots of money, if we did even consider thinking about that."

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