Facing Kevin Nisbet doesn't faze me, says Ross County defender who kept Hibs striker quiet twice last season

Ross County defender Coll Donaldson will come up against a familiar face in Hibs’ Kevin Nisbet this weekend but while the 25-year-old is only too aware of the striker's ability, he insists he is looking forward to the challenge.

By Peter Wales
Friday, 16th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Coll Donaldson (left) challenges Kevin Nisbet during a match between Inverness CT and Dunfermline last January
Coll Donaldson (left) challenges Kevin Nisbet during a match between Inverness CT and Dunfermline last January

Donaldson was twice part of an Inverness Caledonian Thistle team last term which managed to prevent the then Dunfermline Athletic striker from adding to the 23-goal haul which won him a £250,000 move to Easter Road in the summer.

Nisbet is now being tipped for international honours but the prospect of facing the in-form frontman does not faze the Dingwall defender.

Speaking ahead of the Staggies’ meeting with Hibs on Saturday, Donaldson said: "I played against him twice last year. He's a decent player and you could definitely see he was a Premiership player playing in the Championship at that stage.

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"He did really well to continue his Raith form on with Dunfermline. Confidence for a striker is a huge thing and he has got an abundance of that right now.

"I'm looking forward to a tough game but also relishing the challenge.

"I'm not surprised to see him get tipped for a Scotland call-up. We've seen Steve Clarke make it clear if you do well for your club you'll get a chance.

"But I'm not worried about that at all. I spent three years in the Championship.

"Now I'm at this level I just look forward to taking on guys like your Nisbets, your Edouards and your Moreloses.

"There's no fear, I just look forward to the challenge."