FORMER Rangers captain David Weir believes that Jason Cummings can show his worth to the Ibrox club before the end of the season.

The on-loan Nottingham Forest forward, who Mark Warburton and Weir signed when in charge at the City Ground, has found game-time hard to come by at Rangers since making a loan move there in January.

With Kenny Miller now suspended by the club, his prospects may improve in the coming weeks, and Weir is in no doubt that Cummings has the ability to step up to the plate.

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“We took him to Forest and we liked him at Rangers for obvious reasons; because he is a goalscorer,” said Weir.

“Working day in day out with him at Forest, being honest, he is better technically than I thought he was.

“Technically he is a very good footballer, he can finish there is no doubt about that and he is a good professional, and sometimes that isn’t the message you get from other people.

“He is a bit of a joker and there is everything that comes with that, but he is also very professional and well liked amongst the group, but the over-riding thing is that he works hard, is a very good footballer and he can score goals. Those attributes can take you a long way.

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“Jason playing in a good Rangers team and creating chances could score a lot of goals there is no doubt about that.”

Cummings has never been short of belief in his own ability, and while Weir was always more reserved, he loves to see such cockiness in a player.

“I think it is great and he believes it,” he said. “He has confidence in his ability and that is a big thing. He should be confident.

“Would I want my players to say or do stuff like that? Probably not, but quite often he backed it up.

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“I always felt playing against him he was a threat, he scored goals against Rangers and he was always a handful. You worried about him because you knew what he was capable of.

“You definitely would rather have him in your team than having to play against him.”