Kevin Nisbet has been linked with the likes of Sunderland and Sheffield United – but his only focus is on things happening at Hibs.
The striker has found himself the subject of interest from big names down south just six months into his stint at Easter Road. Premier League Sheffield United have been linked while Hibees manager Jack Ross’ former side Sunderland have also been suggested as suitors.
Nisbet has scored 12 goals in 26 matches since his move from Championship Dunfermline in the summer and is determined to continue thriving: “I’ve had transfer rumours the last two seasons and I don’t take much notice.
“I am a Hibs player and that’s that, everything else is put to the side. When the window opens and there’s a striker scoring goals and performing well, there’s obviously going to be interest.
“It’s flattering but I just ignore it all. I’m taking things game by game as that has worked well the last few seasons. I’ve always backed up what I have said – at the start of the season I said I’d score goals.
“I have done that but I don’t think anyone else was expecting it. But I always put pressure on myself to perform every week. I don’t listen to transfer noise, I fully focus on Hibs.”
A spot in Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 squad and Europa League football next term is also on the agenda for Nisbet: “One of my targets at the start of the season was to get a call-up, so I think I have a good chance.
“I just have to keep playing well and scoring goals to put that thought into Steve Clarke’s head for the Euros and the next international break.
“It’s all down to me and how I perform over the next few months. The Europa League is a great incentive and a club the size of Hibs should be challenging for third every season. We have a chance to rectify that.”
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