Former Celtic youth player Si Ferry reckons Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet has the potential to play for the Bhoys, speaking on his Open Goal podcast this week.

Ferry was reviewing the recent Hibernian vs Rangers game at Easter Road with Paul Slane, Kevin Kyle and Andy Halliday on his ever-popular show.

The 23-year-old caught the eye and when his name came up, Ferry applauded his performance.

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He said: “Nisbet’s a player, he could go to Celtic or Rangers, easy.”

Kyle would add: “It’s the touch, it’s his movement, he’s giving the goalkeeper no time to think about where he’s shooting, he’s clever.”

Kevin Nisbet in action for Hibernian

Kevin Nisbet in action for Hibernian / (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Nisbet only joined Hibs in July so clearly there is no prospect of signing him during the current transfer window.

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However, his progress in the top-flight is worth keeping an eye on after some impressive seasons in the lower leagues with Raith Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic.

 

He netted 57 goals in 78 appearances for the two clubs across the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns.

This season he is already showing a similar eye for goal in the Premiership, netting four goals and assisting two more in six appearances for the Edinburgh club.

It’s a rise not too dissimilar to Leigh Griffiths and his talent shouldn’t be discounted just because his football education to date hasn’t been glamourous.

Hibernian star Kevin Nisbet

Hibernian star Kevin Nisbet / (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

He’s also now working under a quality manager in Jack Ross, whose coaching team could help take his game to the next level and prime him for a switch to Celtic down the line.

The striker is definitely one of the young Scottish performers that we should at least be tracking, analysing and scouting over the next 12 months.

In other news, we’ve been speaking to Jackie McNamara about the role of the Celtic captain.

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