Former Rangers boss backs Jason Cummings to become key player at Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton insists Jason Cummings will become a huge player for the club after the striker netted a brace in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle United.

Making only his second start and third appearance since joining from Hibs in a six-figure transfer earlier this summer, the 22-year-old’s first have double helped former Rangers boss Warburton’s side claim an extra time 3-2 victory.

Cummings has only played 12 minutes of City’s four Championship matches so far but the forward took his tally in the cup to three in two games after also netting in the victory over Shrewsbury.

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Warburton was delighted with the marksman’s contribution and has backed Cummings to make his mark in the league.

He said: “Jason Cummings rarely misses the target. He tested the keeper in the first half and hit the bar with a free-kick.

“He is a goalscorer. He has had to be patient, even after only four games of the season.

“But there is no doubt that he will be a tremendous asset for Nottingham Forest. He will make an impact on the Championship.”

Cummings, who scored 69 goals in four years at Easter Road, admitted he was on high after helping take a Premier League scalp.

He tweeted: “Buzzing with that win and a couple goals against Newcastle.”

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