By David Buick and Ben Banks

Kevin Nisbet knows he could have worked harder at Partick Thistle, but he’s happy to have sent a message to ‘the doubters’ in Dunfermline colours.

Prior to the Pars’ match with Thistle, Nisbet had scored six Championship goals in 13 matches, a decent record. He escalated that with four against his former employers in a 5-1 win.

Nisbet silenced some doubters for Dunfermline against his former club. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

Two penalties and two decent finishes capped off a great day for him and Stevie Crawford’s side. Victory over Ian McCall’s men puts Dunfermline just two points off  a play-off spot.

Nisbet admits that it was nice to score against his former club and insists the best is yet to come.

“It feels good,” he said. “I think it’s a great win. Last year I struggled to score three in a game and obviously the penalties helped, but it’s a great victory for the boys.

A great result. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

“I scored one at Firhill last time and to score four this time is great. It’s one for the doubters.

“You could say that I wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip there but that was down to me as well. My attitude wasn’t great when I was there. I think I’ve changed now; I’ve matured and it’s good to score four against my old club.

“I didn’t work hard enough, both on and off the field. But I’ve changed that now, I’ve matured, and I think I’ve become a better player. Back then, I was on a two-year deal, I’d just signed an extension, and I just let it pass me by.

Learning from mistakes. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

“Joining Raith Rovers last season was the last-chance saloon and I’ve kicked on from there. I’m juts looking to score as many as I can and help the team.”

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