One of the most interesting aspects of the season has been how well Kevin Nisbet has taken to life in the Scottish Premiership since joining Hibernian from Dunfermline.
The player has not looked out of place in Scottish football’s biggest league, and has helped himself to 10 goals in all competitions. He also is the type of player that doesn’t let setbacks get to him.
Wasn’t phased after missing penalty
Case in point – he wasn’t phased after missing a recent penalty against Celtic. He scored not long after that in the same game.
Now Nisbet, who is just 23-years-old, has a goal to aim for at the end of the season, like all other Scottish players. That is, to get into Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for Euro 2020.
It is something that has been talked about before. Indeed, Nisbet’s Hibernian teammate Stevie Mallan recently told NTOF that the player should be given a chance by the Scotland boss.
If Nisbet keeps up this goalscoring rate, then Steve Clarke is bound to notice sooner rather than later. After all, scoring goals is what good strikers do, and Nisbet is certainly doing that.
Scored more goals than first-choice striker
He has scored six more goals this season that QPR’s Lyndon Dykes, who is currently Scotland’s first-choice forward. That is a feat that should be recognised.
Maybe there is some concern about how Nisbet will fit into how Clarke likes to play his football. That may be so. Still, the player knows where the back of the net is, and that could be vital at the European Championship.
Only time will tell if Nisbet gets a Scotland call-up. However, should his excellent form continue then Steve Clarke will have to give the player a chance to show if his Hibernian form can translate to the national side.