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 22)
Place of birth Wellington, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Youth career
2004–2011 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Exeter City 98 (77)
2012 Dorchester Town (loan) 12 (10)
2012 Hereford United (loan) 9 (6)
2012 Bath City (loan) 6 (5)
2013 Dorchester Town (loan) 5 (2)
2016 - Peterborough United 1 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 25 October 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Nichols (born 28 August 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Peterborough United 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 goals 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 0-1 victory against Chesterfield F.C.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 January 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Exeter City 2010–11[11] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[12] League One 7 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 12 1
2012–13[13] 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[14] League Two 36 15 1 0 1 0 1 0 39 15
2015–16[15] League Two 23 10 4 2 1 0 1 0 29 12
Total 98 32 7 2 4 0 4 0 113 34
Dorchester Town (loan) 2011–12[16] Conference South 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9
Hereford United (loan) 2012–13[13] Conference 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Bath City (loan) 2012–13[17] Conference South 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Dorchester Town (loan) 2012–13[18] Conference South 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Peterborough United 2015–16[15] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 130 44 7 2 4 0 5 0 146 46
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy matches.

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. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Tom Nichols Player Profile". Exeter City F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Nichols in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Exeter City striker Tom Nicholls loaned to Bath City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Bath City 2012–13 Archive". Bath City FC. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "T. NICHOLS Career Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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