Jason Cummings can be potential key player for Nottingham Forest; patience needed to avoid same mistake Derby made with Chris Maguire

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton

Jason Cummings can become a key player for Nottingham Forest, but need to patient with their new signing to avoid making the same mistake Derby County made with Chris Maguire.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings scores their first goal from the penalty spot

Nottingham Forest have signed Jason Cummings from Hibernian in a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee (BBC). The 21-year-old striker arrives at the City Ground with a big reputation in Scotland.

Cummings scored 23 goals in 39 appearances as helped guide Hibs to the Scottish Championship title. He leaves the club with an impressive record of 69 goals in 148 matches in a four-year spell at Easter Road.

Forest fans are understandably excited to see their new forward in action and are hoping that he can form a fruitful partnership with Britt Assombalonga.

Despite his glowing reputation, Forest fans will need to wary that it may take time for Cummings to settle in England. Patience could be required before Cummings hits the goal trail in the Championship.

The Reds should learn lessons from bitter rivals Derby County, who landed a landed a highly-rated Scotland U21 international in Chris Maguire in 2011.

Like Cummings, Maguire left Scotland aged 21 and was highly regarded in Scotland before heading for England.

The centre-forward scored 23 goals and notched 24 assists after breaking into the Aberdeen side aged just 16.

Jason Cummings scores the first goal fr HibernianJason Cummings scored 69 goals in a four-year spell for Hibernian

He joined the Rams with high expectations but ultimately disappointed in his time at Pride Park, that lasted just one season. Maguire played just eight games and scored two goals before being sold to Sheffield Wednesday.

After running the risk of becoming a journeyman in England after a number of loan spells, 28-year-old Maguire has rebuilt his career at League One side Oxford United.

Cummings is more of an out-and-out striker compared to Maguire, who has developed into a winger in recent seasons, but Forest must be prepared to give their new forward the time to find his feet in England.

If they are willing to do this then Cummings could be the man to fire the Reds back to the Premier League.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with John McGinn

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