June 13, 2024

Kevin Nisbet’s first Millwall words as departing Hibs star admits he is ‘glad to get deal done’

Kevin Nisbet has moved on from Hibs after a three-year stint at Easter Road.

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Departing Hibs star Kevin Nisbet has stated that he is ‘delighted’ to get his Millwall move over the line after failing to join the Lions in January.

Nisbet had been one of Hibs’ shining lights throughout the past few seasons, and alongside Ryan Porteous and Josh Doig, he was always tipped to be the player who would bring in the most money to boost the club’s coffers.

And, after joining Millwall in a £2.4million deal, the former Raith Rovers bagsman has spoken of his desire to hit the ground running – adding that he boasts a ‘winning mentality.

He told Millwall TV: “I’m delighted. I was going to come in January and I felt it was maybe a bit too soon after my injury.

“The club are long-term admirers and I’m glad to get it done now. As soon as I spoke to the gaffer I knew I wanted to come here. If it wasn’t January it was definitely going to be the summer.

“I’m a winner. I like to win games and I like to get the fans onside as quickly as possible in games – winning tackles and winning headers. I think the fans will be delighted to see me here.

“I kept a close eye on it (Millwall’s finish to the last campaign). They were very unlucky on the final day of the season. It is about pushing for the play-offs this year.”

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KEVIN Nisbet felt joining Millwall in January would have been “a bit too soon” after he had just recovered from a long-term knee injury.

The Lions and Hibernian agreed a deal but the proposed move was called off late into the month.

Nisbet, 26, only made his first appearance of the last campaign in December before going on to scored 12 goals in 20 games.

Millwall confirmed the signing of Scotland international Nisbet for an undisclosed fee at the weekend.

““I’m delighted. I was going to come in January and I felt it was maybe a bit too soon after my injury,” Nisbet said on Millwall TV.

“The club are long-term admirers and I’m glad to get it done now. As soon as I spoke to the gaffer I knew I wanted to come here. If it wasn’t January it was definitely going to be the summer.

“I’m a winner. I like to win games and I like to get the fans onside as quickly as possible in games – winning tackles and winning headers. I think the fans will be delighted to see me here.

“I kept a close eye on [Millwall’s finish to the season]. They were very unlucky on the final day of the season. It is about pushing for the play-offs this year.”

Lions manager Gary Rowett was delighted to get the deal done.

“It’s a fabulous addition for us. Kevin is a goal-scorer but also has so many other attributes to contribute to the squad,” Rowett said.

“When I’ve spoken to him you can tell he’s raring to go and excited to play in front of our fans.

“He thrives off that energy from the supporters and I’m sure they will get that exact same buzz from him as well.”

Director of football operations Alex Aldridge added: “Kevin is a player who we are delighted to add to the ranks at Millwall.

“We have been long-term admirers of him and feel he is a player who can add quality and goals to Gary’s squad.

“Kevin has really bought into the project at the club and we look forward to seeing what he can do in a Millwall shirt.”

 

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