KEVIN Nisbet has told Scotland manager Steve Clarke he is prepared to replace Lyndon Dykes as penalty taker if he is picked to face the Faroe Islands in Torshavn this evening.

Dykes failed to convert a spot kick in the first-half of the Qatar 2022 qualifier against Israel at Hampden on Saturday night.

The Queens Park Rangers forward made amends for his miss in the second-half of the Group F match when he scored an equaliser.

However, Clarke confirmed after a match the national team won 3-2 thanks to an injury-time Scott McTominay strike that another player would take over responsibility for penalties.

Hibernian forward Nisbet is hoping to get the nod to start for Scotland in Torsvollur tonight after Che Adams was ruled out by an injury.

Asked if he would be prepared to try his luck from 12 yards if Scotland are awarded another spot kick, he said: “Yeah, of course.

“As a striker you always want to score goals. I have missed a few, but I’ll never stop backing myself to go and step up to take one.

“We tend to practise them more at club level. Obviously Boyley (Martin Boyle) is on them at club level and he’s scored a good few. But I keep practising and hopefully my turn comes again.”

Nisbet added: “It’s not nice to see people getting injured. Che and I get on really well so it wasn’t nice to see him come off with an injury.

“But it is an opportunity for me to play and if it’s from the start or during the game I’ll be ready when called upon.”

The 24-year-old admitted he had enjoyed the 3-2 win over Israel on Saturday night despite not getting on the pitch and is hoping to help extend Scotland’s winning run.

“You’re always more nervous watching than you are playing, but it was electric and the fans got right behind us,” he said.

“I think that gave us the edge towards the end going for the winner and thankfully big Scotty did it and got us the three points.
“We’re really happy. We’re sitting four points ahead and it’s in our hands to go and finish the job.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up away to the Faroes and away to Moldova and at home to Denmark. It’s not over yet, but it’s up to us to go and finish the campaign strongly.”