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Cummings On Town Move

2 September 2019

It was confirmed today that Town had signed striker Jason Cummings from Nottingham Forest.

The 24-year old has joined on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He brings an excellent forward option to Sam Ricketts side and has a wealth of experience and goals over his career.

Jason sat down with ShrewsWeb to give his thoughts on his move to Town.

"I'm delighted to be here, I spoke to the Gaffer a few weeks ago and he was really keen to get me in", said Jason.

"That's half the battle, finding a manager who wants you.

"Over the last season or so I haven't played as much as I would have wanted.

"This season for me is just about playing games, enjoying my football and scoring goals and the gaffer says he can help me with that."

There was interest in Jason during the last January transfer window from Town. In the end, he chose to join Luton Town but Town continued to track his progress.

"It is a good feeling when a manager wants you", said Jason.

"I signed for other clubs where it's the club that signs you rather than the manager, but at the end of the day, it's the manager who picks the team.

"Sam has shown confidence that he wants me here so when the chance came up again in the summer it was a no brainer."

Now he is finally a Shrewsbury Town player Jason was asked what the Gaffer had told him he expects from him.

"He says he wants me back enjoying football again, he wants me back scoring goals again", said Jason.

"He knows that I'm going to bring goals to the table and I'll need to get myself 100% match fit and get out there and score goals."

Jason has nearly 150 appearances since making his debut SPL debut on November 2013. He has played at many levels, including the Sky Bet League One.

"I can bring experience to the team, I've played in the Scottish leagues, Championship and League One", said Jason.

"I know League One very well and when I was at Peterborough I started really well, played a month and scored a lot of goals.

"I found it was quite a good level to play in and if I can continue what I was doing there I will score goals every week."

Jason will be looking forward to pulling on the blue and amber shirt of Town, but what can the fans expect when he gets the chance.

"I will just give my all and give 110% every week", said Jason.

"I'll try to get a goal every game at least and 3 points for the team."

With the Peterborough game postponed due to international call-ups, it's good time for Jason to join the club.

"You want to start and play games but it's worked quite well with us having the game off at the weekend", said Jason.

"It means I can get in and meet the boys and get a good week and a bit of training with them.

"It gives me the chance to get my fitness up so I'm ready when the games come round."

With Jason and Callum Lang joining today it gives Town good competition in the forward line. This is something that Jason embraces and believes will help them all improve.

"I think its better when there are more strikers as it keeps up on your toes and it brings the best out of you", said Jason.

"If it's just you on your own every week you don't push yourself.

"With more strikers in the building, it keeps everyone on their toes."


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