Nicholls staying at Northampton

Alex Nicholls has signed a new contract with Northampton that will keep him at the club until at least January.

Last Updated: 07/08/14 at 16:00

Alex Nicholls: Pens short-term deal

Alex Nicholls: Pens short-term deal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 26-year-old former Walsall forward scored eight goals in his first 19 games for Town after joining two years ago but has been sidelined since the end of October 2012 through a broken leg.

"Alex has worked really hard for nearly two years and has done well in pre-season," manager Chris Wilder told the club's official website. "He thoroughly deserves his offer and it is a tribute to the long and difficult journey he has emerged from that he is now where he is.

"I feel this offer is sensible on all sides. We are not a charity, we all want Alex to succeed but we have to offer what we feel is right for the club and the player and fair to both sides and I am delighted he has signed his new deal.

"Ideally, he can challenge to be in our first team during this contract, which would be great, or he could play in reserves, but we are looking to get him out on loan to get a regular run of matches, which is what he will benefit from more than anything. We certainly consider Alex part of our plans moving forward."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Greg Dyke: Prince Ali can beat Sepp Blatter in FIFA vote

Greg Dyke has told Sky Sports News HQ Sepp Blatter can be beaten if FIFA's presidential election goes ahead on Friday.

Mail Box

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company