How Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet fared on his Scotland debut

Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet has made his Scotland debut after coming on as a substitute in the 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:25 pm
Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet made his Scotland debut.
Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet made his Scotland debut.

The 24-year-old replaced Lyndon Dykes in the 68th minute, with the Scots already three goals to the good against the islanders.

Nisbet had been an unused substitute in the draws against Austria and Israel in what is his first involvement in the senior Scotland set-up, but his chance came on Thursday night at Hampden.

Steve Clarke’s men did go on to net a fourth, but Nisbet was not involved in Ryan Fraser’s diving header.

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How did Nisbet fare?

Nisbet will be delighted to have got on the pitch considering team-mates such as Paul McGinn and Ryan Porteous were not afforded such a privilege during the October international break.

It was a difficult period of the match for the former Partick Thistle, Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers hitman to come into, given that Scotland were comfortable in the match and a raft of substitutions happened thereafter.

He did have the ball in the net, but was the offside flag was raised well before he scampered through on goal and slid the ball past Faroes keeper Gunnar Nielson.

In fact, Nisbet did etch his name into the referee’s notebook – but not in the way he would have hoped, picking up a yellow card two minutes into stoppage time. He was the only player across both teams to do so.

Che Adams appears to be Scotland’s main man now in attack, but Nisbet will hope he’s done enough to stay in the picture for the Euros.