Walsall player 448. Alexander Douglas “Alex” Nicholls


Let me first of all say that, here is a player who deserves a bit of luck. On researching Alex I was astounded to find that he played nearly 200 games for Walsall. I had in my mind that he spent a lot of his time with injuries, shows how your mind plays tricks.

Alex Nicholls photo WFC

Alex Nicholls photo WFC

Alexander Douglas “Alex” Nicholls (born 9 December 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Exeter City. He can play as both a midfielder and a striker. After impressing in reserve and youth team games, Nicholls broke into Walsall’s first team in the 2005–06 season, making his debut in December 2005 in a FA Cup clash with Yeovil Town. In that same season Nicholls went on to make 13 appearances which included a Football League Trophy clash with Swansea City, it was in this game that he scored his first professional goal for the club. However, his season ended prematurely as he broke his leg while playing in a youth cup tie with Hednesford Town.
In 2007, Nicholls went on loan to Burton Albion. He made 14 appearances for the Brewers before returning to Walsall at the end of April.
During the 2007–08 season, Nicholls played as both a right winger and a striker and had a short stint as water boy, making 24 appearances and scoring three goals, which included an FA Cup goal in an away replay with Millwall.
Nicholls was offered a new two-year contract by the club on 10 May 2010 which he accepted. He scored his first goal of the 2010–11 season against Brentford in a 2–1 victory, by scoring a well placed lob.
In June 2012, Nicholls joined Football League Two side Northampton Town on a free transfer after his contract expired. On 27 October he broke his leg after a late challenge from Port Vale defender John McCombe.
On 1 September 2014, Nicholls joined Exeter City, on a one-month loan deal. He then went on to sign permanently for the club. Alex Nicholls completed his permanent move to Exeter City on 5 January 2015.

Youth career
–2005                          Walsall

Senior career
Years                          Team                                    Apps     (Gls)
2005–2012                  Walsall                                   191     (24)
2007                            Burton Albion (loan)                 14      (0)
2012–2015                  Northampton Town                   21      (8)
2014                            Exeter City (loan)                       6       (1)
2014–2015                  Exeter City (loan)                       7       (0)
2015–                          Exeter City                               19        (4)

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