NICHOLS AIMS TO KEEP ON SCORING
EXETER City striker Tom Nichols insists he is not too worried about having to fight for his starting berth at St James Park.
The 22-year-old netted twice in Exeter’s 4-0 win over Leyton Orient last weekend, taking his goal tally to three goals from this season’s first six games.
And that is the sort of form he will have to maintain in order to avoid summer signings Will Hoskins and Joel Grant muscling their way into the side.
“Competition is good, training’s good at the moment and we’re all pushing for a starting place,” said Nichols.
“It keeps you on your toes and once we’re all fit I’m sure it’s a bit of a headache for (manager) Paul Tisdale who to pick.”
All three of Nichols’ goals this season have come from the penalty spot, but he is not concerned about adding more from open play.
“This time last year I was on one goal and I ended up finishing with quite a lot,” he added. “It does a lot for you on a personal level when you score.
“It relaxes you a bit because that’s what strikers are there for.”