After scoring the opening goal in the win over Queen’s Park in the Scottish Cup Round 3 match at the weekend, playing a massive part in a 3-0 victory, Raith Rovers are delighted to have secured the services of 18 goal striker Kevin Nisbet on an extended contract until 31st May 2020.
21 year old Kevin signed at the start of this season after being released by Partick Thistle, being loaned out from The Jags to Ayr United and East Stirling in recent seasons and most recently to Dumbarton FC.
It is this season, however, at Stark’s Park where the striker has benefitted from a sustained run of first team action that sees him top the SPFL League goalscoring charts, hitting the net 15 times (as well as 3 goals in Cup competitions) in 22 competitive starts for John McGlynn’s Rovers side.
Speaking exclusively to www.raithrovers.net, Kevin said: “I’m very happy to have extended my contract for another year – we’ve been in talks for a while now and it’s good to finally get it done. I’m enjoying my football this season, and it’s great being able to convert the chances created by my teammates into goals”
Rovers manager John McGlynn added: “I am delighted the club have secured the services of Scotland’s top league goal scorer. Kevin has been a joy to work with from the minute I walked into the club.
I could immediately see he has lots of talent, he is a goal scorer as everyone can see but there’s more to Kevin’s game; he has the ability to assist in goals for his team mates, he can bring them in to play in build-up, he’s a physically strong player who is difficult to knock off the ball by defenders. He has two great feet with an amazing first touch.
This extension to Kevin’s contract shows the ambition of the club as we seek to keep our best players here to take on the challenge of getting to the Championship”
Chairman Bill Clark was also delighted to secure the players services for next season and said: “Kevin has made an outstanding start to his Rovers career. Like all Rovers supporters, I and the Board of Directors look forward to watching his and the squad’s progress over the next 18 months. As well as proving his worth as a goalscorer he has proved to be an excellent team player and shows great commitment. We have now secured his services until May 2020 by which time we hope to be already in the SPFL Championship”.