Jason Cummings joined Shrewsbury Town on a two-year deal on September 2 and finally made his debut less than two weeks later. The 24-year-old was named on the bench against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and made a telling impact when he was introduced in the second-half.
Cummings scored from close range just five minutes after coming on, levelling the game for Shrewsbury who held out for a draw. The Scotland international’s effort on Saturday was his first goal since December 2018 and he’s enjoyed the perfect start to life at Shrewsbury after a forgettable last 18 months.
Having fallen down the pecking order at Nottingham Forest, Cummings embarked upon loan moves to Rangers (January 15, 2018 – May 14, 2018), Peterborough United (July 13, 2018 – January 30, 2019) and Luton Town (January 31, 2019 – May 31, 2019). His form wavered, however.
The 24-year-old netted just two league goals in 15 at Rangers, six in 22 at Peterbrough and one in five at Luton. Cummings had to drop down a division from Forest to get his move over the summer, but he couldn’t wish for a better start at Shrewsbury.