Kevin Nisbet, the Championship striker reportedly drawing attention from Rangers, netted four goals for Dunfermline Athletic in a 5-1 home win over Partick Thistle on Saturday afternoon.
Earlier this month, the Glasgow Evening Times claimed that the Gers were ‘keeping tabs’ on the 22-year-old and that they had already had him watched by scouts.
The interest comes after a prolific 2018/19 season in Scottish League One, where he notched 34 goals for Raith Rovers.
After moving up a level by signing for Dunfermline on a two-year contract over the summer, he had initially found goals a little harder to come by. Yet, he’s recently hit a purple patch and ahead of this weekend, had scored four in his previous four outings [Soccerbase].
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It didn’t take him long to continue his streak against a desperate Partick Thistle side, either.
With Tam O’Ware sent off just four minutes into the contest, Nisbet helped his side put the Jags to the sword.
He scored the penalty that had been conceded by O’Ware, before winning and converting a second spot-kick after 22 minutes.
Remarkably, he then proceeded to dispatch an effort from the right side of the box into the top left-hand corner after 31 minutes.
Shortly after the interval, he netted his fourth from close range having been set up by Tom Beadling.
A clinical display from Nisbet, then, against the club who released him in 2018.
The final score was 5-1 to the hosts who sit mid-table, while the Jags remain rock bottom of the second tier.
Nisbet now has 14 goals for the season and is showing no signs of being overawed by the apparent Gers transfer interest.