Portsmouth braced to miss out on prolific Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet

Pompey fear they may miss out on striking target Kevin Nisbet.
Kevin Nisbet in action during his days at Partick Thistle. Picture: Christian Cooksey/Getty ImagesKevin Nisbet in action during his days at Partick Thistle. Picture: Christian Cooksey/Getty Images
Kevin Nisbet in action during his days at Partick Thistle. Picture: Christian Cooksey/Getty Images

The Blues have been monitoring the prolific Dunfermline striker for the duration of the season.

However, it is understood the 23-year-old is leaning towards remaining in his native Scotland, with a string of Scottish Premiership sides also pursuing his signature.

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Pompey have declared interest in Nisbet, who scored 23 goals in 32 outings for the Scottish Championship outfit before the 2019-20 season was curtailed following the coronavirus crisis.

Although The News has been told no bid has been tabled, despite reports claiming otherwise.

Nonetheless, Kenny Jackett is keen on recruiting the the striker, who has just completed his maiden season with Dunfermline after joining from Raith Rovers last summer.

Yet these remain uncertain times financially for football clubs in the post-coronavirus era, while Pompey do not presently know which level they will be competing at next season.

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Both factors could impact on whether Jackett steps up pursuit of Nisbet, who has also been linked by The Courier with moves to the Scottish Premiership.

It is believed, at this stage, the striker is in favour remaining in Scotland – yet that could change.

Dunfermline chairman Ross McArthur is adamant the club do not need to sell their prized asset, despite the strong interest.

Nisbet has scored two hat-tricks for Dunfermline, including four in a Championship game against Partick in November.

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At the time of the season’s cancellation, his scoring streak consisted of 16 goals in his last 16 appearances in all competitions for a team which finished sixth.

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