It’s fair to say Forest fans are not wiping away the tears and mourning Cummings' departure. A striker who arrived in the East Midlands with a growing reputation after becoming the first Hibernian player in half a century to score 20 goals in three successive seasons, few expected that he would struggle as much as he did at the City Ground.
After hitting the net just four times in 17 games, Cummings was farmed out to Rangers, Peterborough United and Luton Town - and he hardly fared much better on loan either.
His last appearance in Nottingham Forest colours came in a home defeat to Sunderland in December 2017. Barrie McKay, Andrea Bouchalakis and Armand Traore started that day for a team managed by Mark Warburton – it’s fair to say a lot has changed in less than two years.
So while Forest fans are happy to see Cummings go, it seems that the feeling is entirely mutual. And the 24-year-old simply couldn’t resist a parting shot at his former club and their coaching staff.
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“I spoke to the Gaffer a few weeks ago and he was really keen to get me in. That's half the battle, finding a manager who wants you,” said the Scotland international, who scored just 14 goals in 52 games at Rangers, Peterborough and Luton.
"Over the last season or so I haven't played as much as I would have wanted.”
Cummings joined Gboly Ariyibi and Daryl Murphy in heading out of the City Ground in the final 24 hours of the transfer window and the Championship giants deserve credit for getting rid of the deadwood and trimming the fat from Sabri Lamouchi’s bloated squad.
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