Perhaps a slightly controversial one as he’s not U23 like the rest of the players discussed have been so far. The facts are though, in ten SPFL appearances (seven starts) Kevin Nisbet has eight goals and one assist.
Nine goal contributions in seven starts is incredible especially since he’s only averaging 58mins per game so far this season. So let’s look at the man in question;
Name – Kevin Nisbet
Age – 26
Nationality – Scottish
Position – Striker
Club – Hibs
Rangers really need a striker in the summer, potentially two, could he be the answer? Since his return from injury he’s currently averaging a goal every 73mins, for context, Haaland currently averages a goal every 76mins in the EPL, remarkable! One thing you’re guaranteed from him is goals, a composed finisher who always finds himself in the right places.
Does that mean Rangers should be looking at him? His build up play is distinctly average and his passing numbers are rather poor with him only averaging 59% pass accuracy in the opposition half. He’s also not had much success when it comes to dribbling, attempting 0.2 per game and only completing 33% of those.
So his passing ability and link up play are lacking but they aren’t the reasons why you’d be buying him, these are;
10 Appearances (7 starts)
1 goal every 73mins
35% Goal Conversion Rate
A proper fox in the box these are numbers which shouldn’t be ignored, genuinely outstanding goal scoring figures from Nisbet. Does he only offer the same as Colak though? Do Rangers need another pure finisher who isn’t offering much else?
The differences between the two are that he’s younger than Colak, quicker and more agile and he’s also homegrown!
Would you take a punt on him? Would having him and Colak be too much? Let me know your thoughts.