Cum­mings and go­ings at the ABAX Sta­dium

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Alan Swann @PTAlanSwann

Posh made a £1 mil­ion bid for a player as part of new man­ager Grant McCann’s at­tempts to com­plete a rapid re-build­ing job at the ABAX Sta­dium.

Hibs’ out­stand­ing young striker Jason Cum­mings was the sub­ject of the seven-fig­ure of­fer. It was re­buffed by the Scot­tish Cham­pi­onship side, but the big bid was a se­ri­ous state­ment of in­tent by Posh.

McCann has started a cull of his pre­de­ces­sor Gra­ham West­ley’s more op­ti­mistic sign­ings by let­ting for­ward Aaron Wil­liams and mid field- er Jor­dan Ni­chol­son leave on loan for Na­tional North side Nuneaton.

The pair only moved to Posh from non-league foot­ball in Jan­uary. Wil­liams came from Nuneaton.

Striker Joe Gormley is an­other striker set to leave Posh on loan. Scot­tish clubs are be­lieved to be in­ter­ested in a player who has not fea­tured in the first two Posh match­day squads of this sea­son.

Posh have been op­er­at­ing with just three for­wards, Paul Tay­lor, Shaquile Coulthirst and Tom Nichols in a squad of 18 so a fur­ther po­ten­tial goalscorer is re­quired.

McCann wouldn’t com­ment on Cum­mings in par­tic­u­lar, or on other pos­si­ble tar­gets.

“I leave the trans­fers to other peo­ple ,” McCann stated.

“If peo­ple ar­rive be­fore the end of Au­gust then good, but we will have to wait and see.”

The bid, and the fee in­volved (it could have risen to £1.7 mil­lion) for Cum­mings was leaked to Scot­tish me­dia out­lets late last week and con­firmed by Hibs boss Neil Len­non.

Len­non, speak­ing af­ter Cum­mings scored twice in a first day of the sea­son win for Hibs, said: “Peter­bor­ough made a very fair of­fer for the player. It’s not as though they were of­fer­ing just £200,000.

“But there are not many clubs who can match our valu­a­tion of Jason so the bid was re­jected.”

Cum­mings ad­mit­ted he was flat­tered by the Posh in­ter­est, but had no in­ten­tion of leav­ing Scot­tish foot­ball right now.

Wil­liams scored on his se­cond de­but for Nuneaton, but his side went down 3-2 at home to Hal­i­fax.

All loans, as well as per­ma­nent trans­fers, have to be com­pleted be­fore the trans­fer deadline of Au­gust 31.

Posh of­fered £1 mil­lion for Hibs striker Jason Cum­mings.

Aaron Wil­liams.

Jor­dan Ni­chol­son.

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