Kevin Nisbet: I have proved I can score goals - Hibs can help make it with Scotland

In the space of two years, Kevin Nisbet has gone from grabbing goals for Rath Rovers and then Dunfermline to contemplating the fulfilment of a boyhood dream.

By Moira Gordon
Monday, 12th October 2020, 7:00 am
Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet says he is playing with bags of confidence after making a bright start to the season. Ross Parker / SNS Group
Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet says he is playing with bags of confidence after making a bright start to the season. Ross Parker / SNS Group

The Hibs striker netted another special goal on Saturday to complete his side’s comeback against Cove Rangers and there is a growing clamour to have him promoted into the Scotland set-up.

But if his ongoing improvement has surprised anyone else, it has not shocked the 23-year-old.

“I have always backed my ability,” said Nisbet. “I said that at the start of the season before we had even played a game, I said I would score goals and I have proved that.”There have been seven so far, from just nine starts, and he has also weighed in with assists and proved an industrious team-mate as Hibs pieced together a positive start to the season.

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The one of Saturday was a satisfying effort and completed the turnaround in fortunes.

“Yeah, it was a great finish. It is one of those ones where the weight was already on the ball and I just needed to guide it into the top corner and thankfully it went.”

And he believes he is worthy of his place in Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s thoughts, having signed for Hibs in the hope of proving that.

“I have been in good form this season. I have been scoring goals and I am high in confidence.

“That was definitely one of the reasons for coming here but my feet are still firmly on the ground and I am just focused on Hibs right now and playing week in, week out and scoring goals and helping the team.”