Striker puts pen to paper on a deal until January
Alex Nicholls has signed a contract with Northampton Town that will run until January.
The signing is tribute to the remarkable recovery made by Nicholls after he suffered a broken leg while scoring against Port Vale in October 2012.
"Alex has worked really hard for nearly 2 years and has done well in pre-season," said boss Chris Wilder.
"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.
"He has done well pre-season but he knows he still has more work ahead of him.
"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."