Chelsea loanee Jamie Cumming has received praise from his manager Liam Manning despite his MK Dons side being sat in the relegation zone.

The Dons have endured a tough start to the League One season, sitting in 22nd in the league on just 10 points from 12 games.

Despite the disappointing start on paper, little of the blame can be handed to Cumming, who has featured in every game for the club this season.

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The struggles in front of him have seen the 22-year-old keep just one clean sheet during this campaign, with two appearances to his name as well in the EFL Cup.

Cumming has drawn praise from his manager despite the tough situation, with Manning tipping him to go on to achieve great things in the game.

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He said: “He’s terrific. It’s a challenging period for everybody, especially for Jamie who was here last season and having the success he did.

“He’ll have a really good career, Jamie, he’ll play at a really high level. He’s matured in terms of his leadership in this tough situation. He comes out in a lot of credit for me.”

The Blues are currently blessed with a very positive goalkeeper situation. Kepa Arrizabalaga is back in from the cold after a long spell on the sidelines, and is currently holding off Edouard Mendy for a starting role.

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In terms of the future generation, Cumming is likely to be fighting with Gabriel Slonina for the number one shirt going forward.

The young American was one of the first signings of the Todd Boehly era, and enjoyed a successful loan spell back at Chicago Fire for the remainder of the MLS season.

Graham Potter and his staff will be given their first look at Slonina as he joins up with the club this week, before pushing on to try and make this winter’s United States World Cup squad.

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