Kevin Nisbet banished from Millwall squad as ex Hibs striker falls short of 'culture and standards'

Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet
Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet -Credit:Getty

Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet was yesterday bombed out of Millwall's squad over a disciplinary issue.

The frontman arrived from Hibs in a £2million move last summer but missed a chunk of his debut campaign in the English Championship through a serious hamstring injury. Now back fit, Nisbet could be considered one of Steve Clarke's wildcard options ahead of this summer's Euros in Germany.

But the 27-year-old - who has scored five goals for the Lions this season - was dropped from yesterday's matchday squad for the final day 1-0 win over Swansea City. Boss Neil Harris revealed the ex-Dunfermline star was banished due to an internal club matter, with on-loan Burnley ace Michael Obafemi also axed.

Yet while Irish international Obafemi won't be returning to the Den next season, Harris insisted Nisbet does have a big future at the club - despite the off-field issue.

He said: "All I’m going to say is I’m building a culture and an environment at the football club. The standards are set by Neil Harris and Millwall Football Club. These are standards that I expect players to adhere to. Players will only be involved at my football club, when I’m in charge, if they hit those standards. It’s all about culture and environment.

"Michael has done brilliantly for us on loan and we’re really thankful for his efforts. He didn’t feature for us off the bench the other day and he wasn’t going to feature today. I’d rather play our own players who have trained impeccably.

"And secondly, with Kevin, it’s a disciplinary matter about culture and standards. There’s no bigger problem moving forward. Kevin is a huge part of our football club moving forward. But it wasn’t right to involve him today so I went with the group that I did."