Pools star Colin Nish admits he’s not everyone’s cup of tea

Colin Nish  brings the ball down. Hartlepool United V Exeter City 2-0 03-09-2011. Photograph by FRANK REID
Colin Nish brings the ball down. Hartlepool United V Exeter City 2-0 03-09-2011. Photograph by FRANK REID

COLIN Nish admits he’s sometimes not the most pleasing on the eye – but the big Scot isn’t bothered what other people think, writes CRAIG HOPE.

Likened to Emile Heskey by Mick Wadsworth in the build-up to Saturday’s visit of Bury – the manager making reference of his value to the team – the striker responded with a performance more akin to Alan Shearer, scoring twice, setting up the other and bullying the opposition backline.

Nish has already split opinion among sections of the Pools support since his summer arrival from Hibernian.

A return of one goal in eight matches prior to the weekend’s game didn’t help his cause, but there was no doubting the terrace favourite following his second-half brace against the Shakers.

And Nish told SportMail he accepts his style won’t always be to the liking of some fans.

“I think the way I do things isn’t always pleasing on the eye,” said the 30-year-old.

“I do things sometimes and think to myself ‘it was quite good’, then others don’t think it was as good as I did. I see myself on the telly and I’ve done it a different way to someone else.

“It’s just my size and the way I am, but I think I’m playing well enough and if I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be playing. The manager has shown a lot of faith in me and a few of the other lads and we’re all trying to do the best for him and the team.”

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