Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford has admitted that he won’t stand in striker Kevin Nisbet’s way of a move to Rangers – if an acceptable bid comes in from the Gers.

The striker is currently the top domestic goalscorer in Scotland in 2019 and was named Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month for November after his performances for the Pars.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 17: Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford looks on during the Betfred League Cup match between Celtic and Dunfermline Athletic at Celtic Park on August 17, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The Light Blues watched the striker in action as he netted four against Partick Thistle on Saturday and Crawford confirmed there’s been nothing formal from Ibrox so far – but knows it could help actually help the Pars if Nisbet moves on.

“We are talking about speculation here because I’ve not had a conversation with the chairman yet (about a move for Nisbet),” Crawford said.

“I’ve been fortunate to have worked with younger players at Falkirk and Hearts so I’ve got a proven history of being at clubs where when the right offer comes in, you can’t stand in a player’s way. I don’t want to upset any Dunfermline supporters saying that as we want to keep our best players but we’ve got to see the bigger picture.

“If we can get a player in and, potentially, sell them on to a higher level then it’s great for the club as it will attract other players who want to come and play for us.”

Dunfermline take on Morton this weekend and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Rangers again have someone in the stands watching the striker against Ton.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Kevin Nisbet of Partick Thistle vies with James Tavernier of Rangers during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Whether Rangers make a move for Nisbet in January remains to be seen and he striker may have to prepare himself for fleeting chances of first-team football if he does make the switch.

It’s refreshing to see a manager be open about a player potentially moving on though but it seems unlikely that Nisbet would come to Ibrox and force his way ahead of Alfredo Morelos or Jermain Defoe in the pecking order.

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