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Nicholls: I Can't Thank Them Enough

Nicholls: I Can't Thank Them Enough

Alex Nicholls made a dream return from a few months shy of two-years out of the game through injury on Saturday when he bagged an 11-minute hat-trick.

His second half treble, in the nine-nil thumping of Sileby Rangers at Fernie Fields, was something that he couldn't hide his delight at. He freely admits that he was a little ring rusty at first, and knows the level of opposition wasn't the greatest (with respect) but 'couldn't have been more pleased'.

Nicholls told the Chronicle & Echo: 'It was fantastic, and I couldn't be any more pleased.

'It took me five or 10 minutes to get into the game, but once I got a few touches of the ball I felt quite good.

'Obviously the opposition will be better as we go on, but I am really pleased.'

None of this would have been possible without the support of the club through during his injury nightmare after breaking his leg and he knows how much he owes Northampton, but he appreciates this.

The support from the fans, not just on Saturday but throughout has also helped him and he was glad he could score the goals to repay this somewhat at the weekend.

He added: 'Through the whole thing, the fans have been fantastic and I can't thank them enough.

'The support I have had from the club as well has been second to none, and that has really helped over the long time I have been out.

'The reception I got was fantastic, and I'm just really pleased that I could do something to give them a bit of a cheer.'

Nicholls' third and final goal at the weekend did bare a similar resemblance to the leg breaking injury he suffered as he had to slide in with the Sileby 'keeper in similar fashion to the way he did when he broke his leg, but thankfully his came through this one fine.

He insists that the injury 'didn't come into his head' even if it is 'always in the back of your mind.'

The 26-year-old said that his leg 'feels fine' and he will continue to improve with games but doesn't feel that his fitness levels are too far from their best.

Can Nicholls continue his fairytale recovery?

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday July 17 2014
Time: 11:02AM

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