Kevin Nisbet hasn’t had any formal suitors as of yet says Jack Ross, with the Hibs manager stating that rumours linking him to the likes of Sunderland are ‘pure speculation.’

The striker has been a revelation for the Hibees since his move to Leith from Dunfermline. It’s resulted in links away from Easter Road just six months into his stay there, Sheffield United and Sunderland all suggested as potential suitors.

Nisbet has enjoyed a strong start to life at Hibs and now big English clubs like Sunderland are taking notice reportedly.

Nisbet has enjoyed a strong start to life at Hibs and now big English clubs like Sunderland are taking notice reportedly. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Nisbet has worked hard to get to his standing in football. After a tough start to his career, Nisbet got firing with 34 goals in 46 games at Raith Rovers before scoring 23 in 32 at East End Park.

Now on 12 strikes from 25 matches with five assists thrown in too, Ross says it’s only natural for clubs such as Sunderland to be interested: “It comes with the territory of being a young player having a good season.

“But there has been no contact in terms of Kevin, everything around him has been pure speculation, so no, no offers or notes of interest. He has propelled himself into the Scotland reckoning.

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Standing out in Leith at the moment with a number of goals. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“That’s not speculation, I think that’s a realistic possibility of him being involved in the next international squad. He has to main the performance level and consistency he will very much be in Steve Clarke’s thinking. I have spoken to him about it and it’s great for Kevin.”

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