Deadly double was stuff of dreams for Jason Cummings

Jason Cummings 'celebrates his opener to silence the Ibrox crowd. His second goal, just 13 minutes later, came after 'David Gray headed Hibs 2-0 up
Jason Cummings 'celebrates his opener to silence the Ibrox crowd. His second goal, just 13 minutes later, came after 'David Gray headed Hibs 2-0 up
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Hibs kid Jason Cummings today revealed he had been left stunned by the two goals which sank Rangers at Ibrox – because he’d only dreamt of scoring once.

Visions of a 90th-minute winner had helped the 19-year-old drift off to sleep but this morning he awoke to find himself the hero after Alan Stubbs’ side left Gers reeling with a devastating three-goal blitz in 13 first-half minutes.

The 3-1 win, with David Gray’s powerful header sandwiched between Cummings’ double, catapulted the Easter Road club, which had endured an unconvincing start to the season, from second bottom place in the Championship table to fifth.

The brace from Cummings made it four goals from just three starts but today the youngster promised there is plenty more to come.

He said: “Scoring two goals at Ibrox is a dream come true. I’d dreamt of scoring a 90th minute winner the night before so you could say two was beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve only started three games although I’ve come on as a substitute quite a lot. That’s up to the gaffer, but I’m just happy to do my best for the team whenever I get on the pitch. I enjoy scoring goals, that’s what I do, and hopefully I’ll keep doing it. I definitely feel there’s plenty more for me, that this is just a start.”

And Cummings believes last night’s win, coming hard on the heels of the League Cup triumph over Premiership outfit Ross County, can act as a springboard for Stubbs’ players.

Cummings said: “We haven’t got off to the best of starts, but hopefully after these two wins we can get on a bit of a streak and get ourselves up the table. We’ve got home games against Raith Rovers and Dumbarton so we need to take the form we’ve shown into those matches.

“I think both the players and fans will get a huge confidence boost from what happened at Ibrox. To be 3-0 up at half-time at a place like that shows we are no mugs.

“It was probably a bit of a coupon buster, but I don’t think anyone can say we got lucky. Apart from the goals we might have had a penalty, Jordon Forster’s sent a diving header just wide and Alex Harris had a good chance right at the end.”

Stubbs insisted his players deserved great credit in ensuring Nicky Law’s goal proved no more than a consolation for Rangers boss Ally McCoist who was left raging at his team’s defending and the “naivety” of Bilel Mohsni, who had written Hibs off before the match. Stubbs said: “If anyone wants to focus on Rangers’ performance, they are doing us an injustice. We deserve a lot of credit, not just for getting into the lead but staying in the lead.”