Goals were in short supply for Dunfermline in season 2018/19, with the club's top scorer Myles Hippolyte finding the net 6 times, only 2 of which were in the League. The team finished the season as lowest scorers in the Championship, averaging less than a goal per game. It was clear that this summer's transfer activity had to include the addition of at least one first team ready striker, to add to the forwards already in the new-look squad. Yesterday, Stevie Crawford added such a player when Kevin Nisbet joined from Raith Rovers.
22 year old Nisbet scored 34 times in the season just ended. Raith lost out on promotion to the Championship after defeat in a play-off with Queen of the South. This triggered a clause in his contract which allowed him to speak to other clubs.
Kevin Nisbet's career started with Partick Thistle as a youth team player. He joined East Stirling - then of League 2 - on loan in the 2014/15 season and scored 6 goals in 11 games. On returning to Firhill, he made 25 appearances, mainly from the bench, and had further loan spells at Dumbarton and Ayr United. Then came his move to Kirkcaldy last summer and 34 goals in 45 appearances over the course of the season.
The video below shows many of Kevin's goals for the Wee Team. The video was made by the YouTube uploader and has been linked from their YouTube channel - I have no claim to the content or creation of the video):
Raith Rovers chairman Bill Clark had this to say about the striker earlier this week: ''He had a clause in his contract that allowed him to talk to other clubs if we didn't go up to the Championship.
"He has activated that clause, but this does not prevent Raith Rovers from claiming training development compensation from whichever club he goes to.
"We know three Championship clubs are interested in him, we've talked to all three of them, and his agent is involved as well.
"At the moment it's a question of will one of these clubs pay the compensation we're looking for. He's a really nice young lad who fitted in well, enjoyed his time here and scored a lot of goals for us. It just wasn't quite enough to get us to the Championship but we thank Kevin very much for his contribution.''