Nicholls, 30, started his career at Walsall making his debut in the FA Cup 2nd Round against Yeovil Town in December 2005 and made over 200 appearances in all competitions (both as a striker and as a wide-man) before joining Northampton Town in 2012. After a spell at Sixfields and 2 loan spells to Exeter City, he joined the Grecians on a permanent deal in January 2015 and made 74 appearances (including his loan spells at the club). He joined Barnet 2 summers ago and spent 6 months at Dundee United, during which he won the Scottish Challenge Cup.
When asked what Crewe fans should expect from Nicholls, here is Harry Reynolds’ response:
Solid player. 7/10 every week. Composed on the ball. No real pace but a very good finisher if given the chance in front of goal. Was often on the wing for us, but looked better when up front or behind the striker
— Harry Reynolds (@HarryReynolds24) July 6, 2018