Juan Ferrando's Master plan: Jason Cummings

Mohun Bagan have registered almost all the new signings for Durand Cup Derby. This season Mohun Bagan have built star studded squad to make history. One of them is Jason Cummings who will play in the Derby tomorrow. Let's see how good of a signing he is.

For the first time in Indian football, a football player joins an Indian side right within 7 months of playing FIFA World cupin an INDIAN record transfer fee for a player and the side to secure his signature in a record breaking 3 year deal is MOHUN BAGAN. JASON CUMMINGS, the Scotland born Australian joins MOHUN BAGAN in an record breaking deal never ever seen before in Indian football. With the aim of continental domination in comingyears, MOHUN BAGAN is assembling an avenger esque team capable of beating any top level Asian team or give them a tough fight to remember. In modern football attack is considered the best form of defense, with already a formidable defense line in our ranks, the forward line is strengthened further because of the lack of scoring goals from forwards in the previous season. In the previous season, we scored only 24 goals in the league stages of ISL with 5 of them coming against Kerala Blasters at Kochi. The attacking prowess was so bad that both legs of semi final against Hyderabad FC went goalless. To not again witness such poor goal scoring form, a proper number 9 has been roped in, in the form of Jason Cummings and Armando Sadiku. Today's chapter continues about Jason Cummings.


A typical box striker who loves to operate behind the opponent's defensive line and even sometimes moving out wide to create space for teammates and the obvious work of striker, getting the goals for the team. This is the exact definition which describes Jason Cummings in short. 20 goals and 7 assists in only 28 A-League matches previous season speaks about his ability in front of goal. Prior to joining MOHUN BAGAN, he played for central coast mariners in the A-League where he scored 30 goals and assisted 12 in just 49 games for them, the stats surely shows the ruthlessness, Cummings possesses in front of goal. Cummings is mostly known for his positional awareness and the ability to finish with both feet as well as with his head. Cummings, alongside goal-scoring ability also possesses some creativity which helps his teammates to get on the scoresheet. He is also an expert penalty taker with 100% conversion rate for the Central Coast Mariners. His playstyle and ball holding capability is perfect match for Head Coach, Juan Ferrando's playstyle. With players such as Hugo Boumous, Dimitrios Petratos, Sahal Abdul Samad and Anirudh Thapa to supply quality balls from behind, his numbers are going to kiss the sky without a doubt.


Juan Ferrando prefers possession based football is a known fact for all MOHUN BAGAN faithfuls, with his favourite formations being the 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 and also a hybrid 3-5-2 to accommodate double striker and occasionally transforming it to a counter attacking formation. Jason Cummings, has all the attributes to play as a lone striker upfront, in the 4-3-3 or the 4-2-3-1 formation. With a long and grueling season ahead, he and Armando Sadiku are expected to be in the starting 11 in rotation with each other. Though, he may get the nod in the AFC Cup for his available Asian Quota factor. When goals will be of desperate need, Ferrando might opt to use both Armando Sadiku and Petratos alongside Cummings to get the desired result out of the match. Jason is the kind of striker who can thrive under pressure and quality ball suppliers like Thapa, Samad, Petratos , Boumous, he will have many chances to show his worth and possibly getting the best season of his career. Not 

known for his physicality though, he might be coupled up with Sadiku and Petratos to perfectly compliment each other's playstyle. He is well and truly the missing piece of puzzle for MOHUN BAGAN, with his presence the 2022-23 ISL champions are bound to reach new heights. We wish him and the team a remarkable and successful season ahead.

-- Wrote by Sayan
Previous Post Next Post