Jason Cummings just like Michael Owen

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Red-hot Jason Cummings has had his striker’s instinct compared to that of former England hitman Michael Owen.

The teenage forward will attempt to score for the sixth successive match when Hibs travel to Queen of the South on Saturday in the Championship.

Pat Nevin, the respected player-turned-pundit, has watched Cummings closely and has been highly impressed as the youngster has moved himself to the top of the Scottish Championship’s scoring charts with 11 goals.

The ex-Scotland winger sees similarities with renowned penalty-box predator Owen, England’s fifth-highest scorer and Liverpool’s eighth-top marksman of all time, in the way the 19-year-old Easter Road starlet sniffs out chances for himself.

“If you’re a young lad coming through you’re always going to make mistakes and do things wrong,” Nevin, a Hibs supporter, told the Evening News.

“But when you’re assessing a player, you look at the basics to see if they’re right and when it comes to Jason Cummings, boy, are they right. He’s absolutely superb.

“He’s finding himself in space all the time.

“Manipulating a situation that allows you to score a goal is a big deal, and Cummings seems exceptionally good at it.

“To have that at such a young age is really important. He reminds me of Michael Owen in that regard.”