Nottingham Forest star Jason Cummings set for first Scotland call-up


Nottingham Forest frontman Jason Cummings is expected to earn his first call-up to the senior Scotland set-up when Malky MacKay names his squad on Monday.

The 22-year-old has become a regular in Mark Warburton’s side in recent weeks and led the line in Saturday’s impressive 3-2 win at Hull City in the absence of leading scorer Daryl Murphy.

He scored his first Championship goal in the win over Sheffield United last month and has four in total, with three others coming in Carabao Cup wins over Shrewsbury and Newcastle.

Jason Cummings and David Vaughan celebrate after Kieran Dowell’s opener

Caretaker boss and former Cardiff manager MacKay took charge of the Tartan Army earlier this month after the departure of Gordon Strachan, and is set to give a first invite to Cummings ahead of the game with Holland at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie stadium a week on Thursday.

Cummings, who had been overlooked by previous boss Strachan spoke earlier this year, believing he was ready to be called up to the senior squad.

“I’ve thought about the Scotland thing and I would say I’m ready for it,” he said.

“I’ve done my time with the 21s and I got a lot of experience there. I think I’m just ready whenever.

Jason Cummings (third from right) celebrates his second goal at St James' Park
Jason Cummings (third from right) celebrates his second goal

“I think I’ve definitely got a chance,” said the former Hibernian man who is expected to link-up with Reds summer transfer target and ex-teammate John McGinn.

The Daily Record reports that Cummings isn’t the only fresh face Mackay is set to introduce to his squad, with Rangers’ Ryan Jack and Cardiff’s Callum Paterson back from a 10-month lay-off all set to be included.



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