‘There’s a jersey to be taken if I want it’ – Nottingham Forest’s Jason Cummings hungry for more Scotland caps


Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings says he is “hungry” to win more caps for his country, after making his Scotland debut.

And the 22-year-old feels there is an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular place in the team – a chance he is determined to take.

Cummings came off the bench in the 87 minute to make his maiden appearance for his country on Thursday night, in a friendly against Holland at Pittodrie.

He could well have made an immediate impact when, just seconds after coming on, he had the goal in his sights. The Reds forward fired straight at goalkeeper Jasper Cillissen, however, as Scotland suffered a 1-0 defeat.

But his brief taste of international action has only left Cummings eager for more.

“Hopefully that will be the first of many caps,” he reflected. “I was buzzing to get called up and to get on the park was a bonus.

Scotland’s Jason Cummings before the international friendly against Holland at Pittodrie

“It has given me the hunger to win a load more caps and to get on the scoresheet.”

Scotland are going through something of a transition following the sacking of Gordon Strachan after failing to reach next year’s World Cup.

Malky Mackay is currently in caretaker charge and named two other new faces, as well as Cummings, in his squad to face the Netherlands.

With something of a dearth of talent in the ranks up front, Cummings hopes he can continue to catch the eye.

“There are not that many strikers around just now so there is a jersey to be taken if I want it,” he added. “The whole experience has been great and the lads have made us feel so welcome.”

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