Alex Nicholls Player Profile

Player Details

  • 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, Exeter City, Northampton Town, Walsall


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2016-17 5 (8) 0 0 0 38.5% 23.1% 38.5%
Totals: 5 (8) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 28/03/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A) 3 - 2
 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)
 25/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 19/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 06/05/17 Championship vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 08/04/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 1
 01/04/17 Championship vs. QOS (A)  2 - 4
 28/03/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N)  2 - 1
 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 3
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A)  3 - 2
 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 3
 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0


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.

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

    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.

  • 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 chance when Blair Spittal played a great ball into Simon Murray who found space well inside the Raith penalty box but Kyle Benedictus was there to dispossess Murray of the ball and clear away the danger. The next chance in the game fell to the visitors albeit as it was only a half chance when a Kevin McHattie’s free kick from the left-hand side was floated in to the box and nodded back across by Benedictus and it was Declan McManus with the header over the bar. United finally found the breakthrough much to the delight of the home fans on the forty-fifth minute when Scott Fraser had a free kick on the right-hand side of the box that substitute keeper Conor Brenan got a touch to but fell to Paul Dixon on the left-hand side of the box. His floated cross to the near post was met by Thomas Mikkelsen who nodded home from six yards for his first goal for United.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 0 Hamilton

    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 legged tie against Hamilton Accies. For the first leg at Tannadice, Ray McKinnon made no changes to the starting line-up which had emerged victorious at the Falkirk Stadium the previous Friday although there were two changes on the bench with Ali Coote replacing the injured Scott Fraser and Lewis Toshney replacing Scott Allardice. Hamilton Accies were forced into one change from the side which had thumped Dundee 4-0 on Saturday with club captain Mickey Devlin ruled out for the rest of the season through injury and Massimo Donati replacing him in the starting line-up.