Unused since mid-November, Rangers should test the water for former Ibrox target Jason Cummings

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers were frequently linked with a move for the Nottingham Forest striker during Mark Warburton's Ibrox reign.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers scores the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Glasgow,...

While Alfredo Morelos appears to have gotten his Rangers back on track with three goals in his last three matches, the same cannot be said of the Colombian's Ibrox rivals Eduardo Herrera and Kenny Miller.

Herrera has only scored once in 16 Premiership appearances since arriving from Pumas in the summer, while Miller has been on target once more himself in one fewer outing.


With Herrera signed by the previous regime and Miller - who turns 38 this week - out of contract at the end of the campaign, it would come as little surprise to see Rangers strengthen their attacking options in January.

Jason Cummings of Nottingham Forest scores his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017...

One player for whom they may wish to test the water is Nottingham Forest's Jason Cummings - a player frequently linked with a move to Ibrox during Mark Warburton's reign as manager.

Then a Hibernian player, the 22-year-old appears to have hit a wall following a promising start to his Forest career and hasn't featured at all for the Reds in exactly a month.

Jason Cummings of Hibernian and Danny Wilson of Rangers challenge during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Hamden Park on May 21, 2016 in Glasgow,...

During that time - in which Forest have competed in five Championship fixtures - Cummings has appeared in only two match-day squads, and may be assessing his future ahead of the winter window.

A return to Scottish football - where Cummings previously scored 71 goals in 149 games -  with Rangers could bring benefits all-round.

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