Edinburgh City boost midfield by capturing Cummings

Dean Cummings, above, is likely to face brother Jason at Meadowbank on July 7

Dean Cummings, above, is likely to face brother Jason at Meadowbank on July 7

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Edinburgh CITY have signed former Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale midfielder Dean Cummings.

Cummings, older brother of Hibs striker Jason, began his career in Falkirk’s Academy before moving to Livingston in 2011. He won an Under-19 league title with the Lions before going on to make six first-team appearances, scoring once.

The midfielder was an integral part of the Lothian side that reached the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round last season, going down 2-0 to East Kilbride and missing out on a fifth-round meeting with Celtic.

The 23-year-old is likely to line up against his younger sibling when City host Hibs at Meadowbank in a friendly on Thursday, July 7.

City boss Gary Jardine revealed they had to fend off stiff competition for Cummings’ signature.

“I’m really pleased to bring Dean to the club as I know that other SPFL sides were interested in signing him,” he said. “Dean played a big part in Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale’s run in the Scottish Cup last season and he’ll add a real goalscoring threat to the team from the middle of the park. What impressed me most when I met him was his desire to make up for lost time and to make a real impression in the SPFL which is something he has in common with the rest of the squad.”