Kevin Nisbet has opened up on "flattering" interest from Rangers but insists he's completely focused on Dunfermline.

The hotshot striker has started the season strongly and scored 11 goals in 19 matches so far.

His form has earned the watchful eyes of the Light Blues who have recently been keeping tabs on his progress.

Rangers keeping tabs on Dunfermline striker Kevin Nisbet after strong start to season

Herald and Times Sport exclusively revealed earlier that Gers have been watching Nisbet, 22, as he continues to score goals for the Pars.

But while he understands the gravity of being watched by one of Scottish football's biggest clubs, he only wants to concentrate on continuing his free-scoring form for Dunfermline in the Championship.

"I'm really flattered that there is interest there, but you've got to remember that it's nothing more or less than just that," Nisbet told Herald and Times Sport.

"There's still a long way to go for me as a player and it's important to put that to the side and concentrate on Dunfermline.

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"Rangers is a massive club so I want to keep doing what I'm doing. From there we'll see what happens, really.

"I don't support either of the big two but I've got to think about the rest of my career.

"Right now at Dunfermline it's perfect, it's where I want to be. We've got a good group of players."

The frontman joined Dunfermline from rivals Raith Rovers at the beginning of the season and recalls critics questioning his abilities.

As far as he's concerned, he's silenced those punters.

So much so that he believes he could make another step-up to the top flight after leaving League One for the competitive Championship.

"I remember there was a discussion about whether or not I could play at a higher level," he added.

"But I know I've got the confidence in myself.

"I can go easily and step-up again.

"I'm starting to score goals, the confidence is there and I hope to keep hitting the target.

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"It's good for me to keep scoring goals but it's important for the team."

Manager Stevie Crawford recently outlined how Nisbet's progress, and subsequent interest in his player, is proof that the Pars are on the right track.

And the young forward credits ex-striker Crawford, 45, for helping his game come on leaps and bounds.

He said: "The gaffer is a striker and it's good for me because I'm learning from him. I think I've become a more complete player.

"I'm far from the finished article but if I keep doing what I'm doing, I hope I can get there."