Jason Cummings today admitted having scouts flock to Easter Road to watch him in action is a huge compliment – but insisted he’s in no hurry to leave Hibs,
The 20-year-old made it six goals in as many matches as he scored from the spot to send Premiership strugglers Dundee United crashing out of the League Cup, taking his tally for the season to 12 and making it an astonishing 36 goal in just 52 starts in a green and white shirt. Those statistics, unsurprisingly, have created huge interest elsewhere, with Rotherham United and Fulham among those credited in the past few days with keeping close tabs on the striker, while Swansea City have previously had bids knocked back by the Capital outfit.
Cummings’ heroics led to him being named the Championship player of the month for October, with boss Alan Stubbs picking up the manager’s award as Hibs clocked up four straight wins in the month, their unbeaten run now stretching to 12 games.
However, Cummings, who is under contract with Hibs to the summer of 2017, insisted his head wouldn’t be turned by being the centre of attenton.
The former Hutchison Vale youngster said: “I’ts a massive compliment but, if anything, it makes me more confident and helps me play better. A few of the boys have mentioned it and I do hear abouit it on Twitter and things like that. But I am enjoying it here, I still have a lot to see here first. I’ve got good peoople looking after me as well so they are better looking at that type of thing. All I am bothered about is playing football and scoring goals.
“I’m fair enjoying it here and that’s the main thing. If you re not enjoying yourself, what’s the point? I am scoring a lot of goals and while the award is a compliment to me personally, it obviously comes down to the team as well. I wouldn’t have won it if the team hadn’t been playing as well as we have been.”
Cummings admitted, though, that his current hot streak is probably the best he has ever enjoyed – but predicted he’ll get even better under the tutelage of Stubbs and his backroom staff of Andy Holden and John Doolan, while revealing he’s ditched a diet which included a liking for a deep-fried Mars Bar and chips in favour of more salads.
He said: “I’ve been working on different aspects of my game like holding the ball up and creating chances. Last season I was really just bothered about scorig goals. But to me it’s never enough even if you score in every game – I’m the type who wants to score two, even three.
“There’s always room for improvement, but I have got time on my side. I’m only 20, I am still quite raw and have a lot to learn. I’m playing with good players and I am learning a lot from the coaching staff, so I’m looking forward to the future.”