Hibs’ prolific striker Kevin Nisbet has been working hard on other aspects of his game since joining the club in the summer but that has come at a cost.

The youngster scored twice last night in Hibs’ 3-2 victory over Hamilton Academical and could have had another two but for a couple of great saves by Accies’ debutant keeper Ryan Gourlay, but it was his all-round play that helped win him the man of the match award.

Scottish Premiership – Hibernian v Hamilton. Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK. 02/10/2020. Hibs play host to Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh. Pic shows: Credit: Ian Jacobs

Hibs remain in third place, two points behind Celtic and three behind leaders Rangers after a good start to the season and Nisbet’s six goals have more than contributed.

Speaking to Hibernian TV after the final whistle, the youngster said: “In the first half we played some great stuff and created chances and went in at half-time 2-0 up. We came out second half and I thought the team was a bit sloppy even if we did get the third we conceded two goals which wasn’t great but it’s three points onboard.

“Even though the second half wasn’t good enough we still got the three points and that’s the most important thing.

“I’m picking up so many aches and pains from tackling but that’s a bit of my game I have been working hard on. I think I took my goals well tonight but I thought I could have had a couple more but the keeper made great saves.

“I’m loving it here. The first day I came in I settled in right away and just took it from there and have gained confidence every day.

“Christian (Doidge) is a great striker to have beside me.  He is great in the air and he works really hard as well which is good and he creates a lot of chances for me.”