Nicholls On Trial

Davie Nicholls, the former Falkirk and Gretna midfielder, is on trial at Cappielow according to the Greenock Telegraph's Chris Fitzgerald.

Davie Irons ran the rule over Nicholls (particularly his fitness) in a bounce match against Hamilton Accies yesterday but wont make a decision on whether to sign him until he sees him in action again next week sometime.

Name: Davie Nicholls
Age: 35 (d.o.b. - 5.4.1972)
Position: Midfield / Defence
Height: 5' 8"
Nationality: Scottish
Former Clubs: Cork City (Ireland), Clydebank, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Gretna, Newcastle Blue Star (England)

Assistant manager Derek Collins revealed that we also have a goalkeeper and a striker on trial. He said: “The purpose of the bounce game was twofold. Firstly, we wanted to run the rule over the trialists. I can tell you one was a goalkeeper, one a striker and the other Davie Nicholls. We wanted to monitor Nicholls’ fitness. With Barry out, we need cover there."

Nicholls is now 35 years old and on that basis I had my doubts about how valuable a signing he could be, particularly as he was always one of those players who, to me, looked like being a candidate for piling on the weight as he got older. However I'm not as sceptical after reading that he would be signed as defensive back up - he might be worth a short term contract just to provide some cover.

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