Birmingham City interest was flattering for Kevin Nisbet – but all the speculation is behind him as the Hibs striker returns to scoring goals.

Nisbet scored his first goal since January on Saturday as Hibs beat Ross County 2-1 to move six points clear in the Scottish Premiership’s third spot. It comes after Jack Ross’ side turned down seven-figure bids from Birmingham City in the winter transfer window, despite Nisbet handing in a transfer request.

Birmingham City moved for the Hibs striker.

Birmingham City moved for the Hibs striker. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But that’s in the past now as the Hibs man opened up on the situation: “It wasn’t too hard, to be honest. It was obviously a massive opportunity for me to go but I love the club, I get on really well with the gaffer and I have a great relationship with everyone.

“As soon as the window closed it was in the past and my full focus and attitude was spot on. I was there for the boys, I worked hard in training and worked hard when I got on the pitch.

“We (Nisbet and Ross) had a chat and that was that, really. There was nothing more to it. It got portrayed as something bigger and I wasn’t too happy about that. The gaffer knew my attitude and my contribution to the club wouldn’t drop. Thankfully I am back scoring goals and now we are in a really good position for third.

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In pole position. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Of course it’s flattering when any team tries to buy you but I am happy at Hibs,. The club has done a lot for me, I have done a lot for the club, we have a great relationship.”

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