Nisbet Eyes Scoring Run

Kevin Nisbet hopes he can go on a goal scoring flurry after getting back on the scoresheet.

The Scotland international scored his first goal since the beginning of October to help us beat St Johnstone 2-1 away from home.

That was his third cinch Premiership goal of the season, and he now hopes he can really kick-on as we progress through an incredibly busy fixture schedule.

“The goal meant a lot,” said Nisbet. “Being back on the scoresheet and celebrating again felt good.

“The last few games I’ve felt a lot sharper, back to like I was last season, and I knew if I kept getting myself in the right positions, kept working hard, then I’d score. I proved that tonight.

“I had a similar period at Dunfermline where I didn’t score for a few games, then I scored one and I just kept scoring after that. Hopefully it’s the same thing!”

His goal inspired an excellent comeback that got us back to winning ways in the cinch Premiership.

“When you’ve had a run like we’ve had, and then to go a goal down like that, a lot of teams would fold, but we’ve got a great group in there, we’re all together, and we all trust each other.

“We kept going until the final whistle and we got the result we full deserved.

“Even when there’s 11 people on the pitch each, we controlled the game. We conceded a sloppy goal, which we will go back and look at, but I think the character of the lads – losing five on the bounce and coming back today – was great. The result was fully deserved.”

The striker had two goals disallowed, his teammates hit the woodwork on numerous occasions, and the St Johnstone ‘keeper made some incredible saves to deny us.

As the clock ticked on, the striker admitted there was an element of doubt that crossed his mind.

“As soon as the second one got disallowed you think ‘oh no’, but we felt the goal was coming. We always thought if we got one then we’d get two.

“I think we scored at the right time and then went on to get the winner, so we’re delighted.”