Alex Nicholls Player Profile


  • Full Name: Alexander Douglas Nicholls
  • Born: December 9th, 1987 (Stourbridge, England)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Midfielder / Striker
  • Signed: January 31st, 2017
  • First Manager: Ray McKinnon
  • Career Totals: 13 appearances
  • Also Played For: Barnet, Burton Albion, Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City, Northampton Town, Solihull Moors, Walsall


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2016-17 5 (8) 13 0 0 0 4 (7) 0 1 (1) 0
Totals: 5 (8) 0 4 (7) 0 1 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 28th, 2017 28/03/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 2017 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3
Mar 10th, 2017 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Feb 18th, 2017 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A) 3 - 2
Feb 11th, 2017 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 0 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 25th, 2017 25/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
May 19th, 2017 19/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
May 6th, 2017 06/05/17 Championship vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Apr 8th, 2017 08/04/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Apr 1st, 2017 01/04/17 Championship vs. QOS (A) 2 - 4 (sub)
Mar 28th, 2017 28/03/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 25th, 2017 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N) 2 - 1 (sub)
Mar 18th, 2017 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 15th, 2017 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3
Mar 10th, 2017 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Feb 18th, 2017 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A) 3 - 2
Feb 11th, 2017 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 0 - 3
Feb 4th, 2017 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 0 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 4 (7) 0 0 0
LCC 1 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 5 (8) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


After impressing in reserve and youth team games, Nicholls broke into Walsall's first team in the 2005–06 season, making several first team starts before a broken leg halted his progress. After a loan spell at Burton Albion in 2007, he returned to the Saddlers to become a regular in the side over the next few seasons.

In June 2012 Alex joined Northampton Town, but a broken leg caused him to miss a large spell of the season, and over his two year spell with the Cobblers he made over 20 appearances. Once fully recovered, Alex joined Exeter City on a month long loan deal in September 2014, eventually making the move permanent in January 2015, and was part of the side which took Liverpool to an FA Cup replay during the 2015/16 campaign.

After two seasons at St James Park, Alex joined Barnet in July 2016, making 20 appearances for the League Two side before joining United in a transfer deadline day move in January 2017, in a loan deal until the end of the season.

Last updated on Monday, February 15th, 2021 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


11

Season:
2016-17





Debut (as sub)

February 4th, 2017
Dundee United 3 - 0 Raith Rovers

League (Championship)

Full Debut

February 11th, 2017
Falkirk 3 - 0 Dundee United

League (Championship)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Alex was born on this date in Stourbridge, England.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Raith Rovers
    League (Championship)

    The first quarter of the game passed without incident with both sides struggling to establish any fluency in their play. It wasn’t until the twenty-fourth minute that United managed to create a half c


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Hamilton
    League (Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg)

    Having dispensed with Greenock Morton and Falkirk in the Premiership Play-off Quarter and Semi-Finals respectively, all that now stood between Dundee United and promotion to the top flight was a two l


  • Left the Club