By David Buick and Ben Banks

Stevie Crawford has provided an update on injured Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet.

The forward, who arrived from Raith Rovers in the summer, has been the Pars’ star man this term. Nisbet has scored 23 goals as the Fifers strive to reach the Premiership promotion play-offs.

Going for the play-offs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

During a 2-0 win over Dundee United recently though, Nisbet suffered an ankle knock, which was later confirmed as ligament damage. He has missed the two games against Arbroath and Queen of the South following that blow.

Reflecting on the 1-1 draw with QoS, Crawford says that Nisbet has been scanned but will miss tonight’s encounter with Partick Thistle.

“I don’t want to put a timescale on it but at the moment we are just having to see where he’s at,” Crawford said after the 1-1 draw. “He’s been scanned. He’ll be missing for the Partick Thistle game but we are waiting on more medical advice to see how soon he’ll be back.

Crawford has provided an update. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The boys see it as two points dropped. They kept at it and we said about bringing our wingers into the game against their diamond is where we’d cause them problems.

“Jonathan Afolabi has stepped up well to get his second goal for us. I think we were a little bit more concerned about how we started the game. We had a day’s less recovery from the Arbroath game.

“It can take it’s toll and we probably ran out of steam towards the end of the game. We look forward to the Partick Thistle game and take things from then. Every game is competitive and we need to focus on ourselves.”

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