Kevin Nisbet axed from Millwall squad over 'disciplinary issue' as Scotland Euro 2024 hopeful falls foul of boss

Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet was binned from the Millwall squad for Saturday’s 1-0 win at Swansea due to disciplinary reasons.

The former Hibs man and Euro 2024 hopeful moved to the south London outfit last summer but Lions boss Neil Harris revealed he had been banished from the squad along with Michael Obafemi, on loan from Burnley since January. Harris 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. 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.

“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 he wasn’t going to feature today. I’d rather play our own players who have trained impeccably. Michael was based around discipline but also around that we weren’t not going to look to sign him in the transfer window, so no need to include him.”

Nisbet has been capped 11 times for and featured in all three of Scotland’s Euro 2020 games after getting called up by Steve Clarke earlier in the campaign. The 27-year-old only recently returned from a hamstring injury and made his first appearance since February off the bench in the 1-0 win over Plymouth last weekend.