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Australian Football: Cummings pushing for Socceroos call

Central Coast Mariners coach Nick Montgomery is again urging Socceroos coach Graham Arnold to call Jason Cummings up to the squad as he continues to shine in the A-League.

The Mariners are priced at 1/5 to finish in the top six of the A-League and Cummings is key to their chances of pushing for silverware between now and the end of the season.

Cummings a revelation

The Scottish ace has hit the ground running since arriving in Australia. He has already fired home nine goals and provided six assists during his 17 appearances and Montgomery says there is more to come.

Cummings is also eligible to play for Australia through his mother but has yet to win a cap for the Socceroos.

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Arnold is not short of quality in attack with the likes of Jamie Maclaren and Mathew Leckie available to him but Montgomery says Cummings offers something different.

And with the Socceroos in need of a boost heading in to the World Cup qualifying play-offs, Cummings could provide it.

Nobody like him

“There’s nobody really like him (available to Arnold) in terms of the way he plays,” Montgomery told FTBL. “You look at the experience he’s had at clubs like Forest, Rangers and Hibernian, and he’s still only 26 years old.

“He’s got another six or so years ahead of him if he breaks through at international level, and for me he’s top quality.

“His stats speak for themselves since he’s arrived here and I think he’d be a great asset to the national team.”

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