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Former Hibs’ striker Jason Cummings has joined Peterborough United on a season-long loan deal.

United beat off stiff competition from a host of clubs also keen to secure the Scotland international.

The 22-year-old is expected to be involved for Posh in Saturday’s pre-season friendly at St. Neots.

Cummings joined Forest for a reported £1 million from Hibs in the summer of 2017 after scoring 69 in 148 appearances in all competitions

He was Hibs’ top scorer over each of the three seasons after making his debut in 2013-14, scoring more than 20 goals each season, making him the first player to achieve this feat for over 50 years.

He will forever be remembered by the Hibs’ faithful for his part in the Scottish Cup win in 2016. A looping header at Tynecastle helped Hibs back into the game after they went 2-0 down then an early winner in the replay secured progress to the quarter-finals.

He also scored the decisive penalty in the semi-final shoot out against Dundee United.

Cummings spent the end of last season on-loan with Rangers, scoring six goals in 18 appearances.

He also netted four times for Nottingham Forest including once in the Sky Bet Championship.

Manager Steve Evans was delighted to secure the striker’s services for the full campaign and is looking forward to working with the prolific front man.

He told “I am delighted to sign Jason. When you sign a player of the calibre of Jason from a club the size of Nottingham Forest, you have to give credit and thanks to our chairman Darragh MacAnthony for sanctioning the move. When you take into consideration that we will be paying the full wages for Jason, recognition has to be given to Darragh and the board of directions.

“The board have once again given me wonderful support. I would also like to thank the Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka for his help in making the move possible. Jason has a real work ethic and has a great habit of scoring goals. For me it is an outstanding addition to an already talented squad and I look forward to working with him.”