Tom Nichols (footballer)

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Tom Nichols
Tom Nichols 28-02-2015 1.jpg
Nichols playing for Exeter City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Nichols[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Wellington, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bristol Rovers
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2011 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Exeter City 97 (34)
2012 Dorchester Town (loan) 12 (9)
2012 Hereford United (loan) 9 (1)
2012 Bath City (loan) 6 (1)
2013 Dorchester Town (loan) 5 (1)
2016–2017 Peterborough United 50 (11)
2017- Bristol Rovers 8 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:03, 20 September 2017

(UTC).

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Nichols (born 28 August 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bristol Rovers in League One.

Playing career[edit]

Exeter City[edit]

Nichols joined Exeter City from local club Twyford Spartans as a youth at the under-11 age group.[2]

He made his professional debut on 7 May 2011, coming on as a half-time substitute for Bertrand Cozic in a 2–1 victory against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in League One.[3]

Nichols scored his first professional goal in a 2–1 victory against Chesterfield at St James Park on the eve of his 18th birthday.[4]

In 2012, Nichols joined Conference South side Dorchester Town on loan. He made 12 appearances and scored nine goals for the Magpies.[5]

In August 2012, Nichols joined Conference side Hereford United on a one-month loan deal. He made nine appearances and scored one goal for the Bulls.[6]

In November 2012, Nichols joined Conference South side Bath City on a one-month loan. He made seven appearances and scored one goal for the City.[7]

In March 2013, Nichols re-joined Conference South side Dorchester Town on loan. He made five appearances and scored one goal during his second spell at The Avenue Stadium.[8]

In November 2013, Nichols began to reestablish his role in the first team. He went on to make 29 appearances and scored six goals during the 2013–14 season in League Two.[9] He finished the season as joint top goalscorer with Scot Bennett.[10]

Nichols cemented his place in the starting line-up during the 2014–15 season. He finished the season as the club's leading goalscorer with 15 goals in 39 appearances for the Grecians.[10]

Nichols scored and was named the Man of the Match against Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on 8 January 2016 during a 2–2 draw.

Peterborough United[edit]

On 1 February 2016 Nichols joined League One side Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee, making his debut and scoring the winner in a 1–0 victory at Chesterfield F.C. In April he got injured for the rest of the season.

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 17 July 2017 Nichols joined Football League One side Bristol Rovers F.C. for an undisclosed fee, subject to him passing a medical.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Exeter City 2010–11[12] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[13] League One 7 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 10 1
2012–13[14] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[9] League Two 28 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 6
2014–15[15] League Two 36 17 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 39 17
2015–16[16] League Two 22 10 4 2 1 0 1[a] 0 28 12
Total 97 34 7 2 2 0 4 0 110 36
Dorchester Town (loan) 2011–12[17] Conference South 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9
Hereford United (loan) 2012–13[14] Conference 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Bath City (loan) 2012–13[18] Conference South 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Dorchester Town (loan) 2012–13[19] Conference South 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Peterborough United 2015–16[16] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
2016–17[20] League One 43 10 4 1 2 2 2[b] 0 51 13
Total 50 11 4 1 2 2 2 0 58 14
Bristol Rovers 2017–18[21] League One 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 187 57 11 3 7 2 7 0 212 62
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Nichols' shock at City debut". Western Morning News. 2011-08-12. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sheff Wed 1–2 Exeter". BBC Sport. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Exeter 2–1 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Exeter City striker Tom Nicholls loaned to Bath City". BBC Sport. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hereford United extend Tom Nichols loan deal". BBC Sport. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012–13 Season Archive". BBC Sport. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "T. Nichols Career Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Tom Nichols Player Profile". Exeter City F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rovers Sign Striker Tom Nichols". Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Exeter City striker Tom Nicholls loaned to Bath City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Bath City 2012–13 Archive". Bath City FC. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "T. NICHOLS Career Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 

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