"You began to expect the stories surrounding Steven as he is that good a player," said Nish. "I will be gutted to see him go but Burnley would be a great move for him."
Nish, 28, played with Coyle between 1999 and 2001 when at Dunfermline and believes the former St Johnstone boss will be ideal inspiration for the man who scored Scotland's World Cup qualifying- tie winner against Iceland.
"I used to play with Owen at Dunfermline and he is a great guy," added Nish.
"Burnley would be great for Fletch as it is a chance for him to play in the Premier League. Owen doesn't have too many strikers and Robbie Blake also tends to play wide. So, in my view, Steven would definitely play."