Thursday, 6 September 2018

Did Steven Gerrard drop the ball with summer choice?

Regulars to Ibrox Noise will be well aware we were huge fans of Jason Cummings. The guy loved us, wanted to join us, and did everything in his power to achieve that.

It wasn’t to be, however, as the Nottingham Forest striker, on loan at Peterborough has admitted, he pushed for the move but manager Steven Gerrard wasn’t interested.

As it turns out, Cummings is thriving as a first pick at the Posh and is League One’s top scorer – this isn’t really a surprise – and yes, we know League One isn’t quite Champions League, but it’s still a very good level with some decent teams (Charlton, Luton, QPR to name but three).

And we have to wonder if this really is a sure sign Gerrard made a mistake signing Umar Sadiq and rejecting the ex-Hibs forward.

In recent matches too Gerrard has sent out a partnership up front – with Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty pairing together. This, of course, was the exact scenario Cummings craves, being part of a duo up front. It’s the environment he’s doing so well in at Posh, alongside fellow hitman Matthew Godden, and we cannot help but ponder how much stronger Rangers would be with Morelos, Lafferty and Cummings as options for all formations rather than the current hamstrung ones we currently rather have.

For his part, Cummings says he has unfinished business at Ibrox. We saw enough of him up here to know he still has plenty to give, and he would have had absolutely no settling in problems like Sadiq is.

Sadly, the big Nigerian lad is nothing but a wasted jersey albeit we hope he turns that around.

What do you think – did Gerrard secure the wrong striker?

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