I did a little check on what Jason Cummings has been up to since departing, and it makes for interesting reading.

Forest have played seven competitive games, winning five, including two cup games, and losing two. They’ve netted thirteen times, including five in the cup, and have shipped eleven. Cummings, however, hasn’t started a single Championship game and has amassed a total of 31 minutes league-time, having been omitted entirely from three match day teams where he only featured on the bench.

Half an hour on the pitch in five games, and he’s been thrown on in both of the games where Forest were losing (and went on to lose). That’s his whack.

Needless to say, he hasn’t scored a goal in the league while Forest have scored eight – a goal every 56 minutes on average for the team, which suggests that Cummings hasn’t had enough time on the pitch to match the entire team’s scoring exploits.

But it’s not all doom and gloom.

Cumdog has played the full 90 minutes in both of Forest’s cup games (97 against Newcastle, as it went into extra time), both of which were victories, and which he’s hit the net a total of three times; his goals have also been decisive. It’s taking him 62 minutes on average to hit the net and he’s contributed 60% of Forest’s cup goals. In total, all games together, Jase is hitting the net every 73 minutes, or at least a goal a game, while Forest are scoring every 48 minutes on average when you include league and cup matches.

So…

He’s doing just fine. There are few players with a record that good in a brand new team where they’re not getting much game time (he’s playing almost exactly a third of Forest’s playing time) and is certainly not match fit. The worry isn’t that he’s not hit the ground running; it’s whether or not Warburton understands his value, and wants to give him a proper chance when the team isn’t losing.

The usual caveats apply.

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