Business as usual for Exeter striker Nicholls as he prepares to take on the Cobblers

HAPPY MEMORY - Alex Nicholls celebrates what proved to be his final goal for Northampton Town in the 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon at Sixfields in November
HAPPY MEMORY - Alex Nicholls celebrates what proved to be his final goal for Northampton Town in the 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon at Sixfields in November

Alex Nicholls insists it will be business as usual when he lines up against his former Cobblers team-mates for Exeter City on Saturday.

Nicholls, who is sure to get a warm reception from the Cobblers’ travelling supporters in Devon, signed an 18-month contract with the Grecians this week after his contract with Northampton ran out, and he is now looking forward to facing his former employers.

But the former Walsall man, who battled back to fitness and returned to playing this season after 18 months out with a broken leg, insists the game against the Cobblers will not mean any more to him than any other.

Nicholls scored nine goals in 24 starts and five substitute appearances for the Cobblers, and he told www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk: “It will be nice to catch up with a few old faces when they (Northampton) come to St James’s Park.

“But allegiances only go so far in football, and if I do play I will be looking to get the win over them.

“I don’t necessarily want to win the game more than any other.

“I want to win every game I play in, so I won’t approach it any differently.”