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Artell: "Alex Gives Us Even More Flexibility In Forward Positions"

9 July 2018

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell is delighted to have got the signing of the experienced striker Alex Nicholls over the line. The former Barnet forward has signed a one-year deal with the club and Artell believes that his versatility in forward positions will be a major asset next season.

The 30-year-old scored eight goals in 27 appearances for relegated Barnet last season and it was his form under the then Barnet boss Martin Allen that nearly saved the Bees. Nicholls scored 7 goals from the last 16 games but he couldn’t quite help them survive on the final day.

Artell told the club’s official website: “I was pleased to get Alex’s signing over line. He scored plenty of goals in not many starts.

“That is testimony to his character and personality. His work rate and finishing is unquestioned. If it hadn’t been for a serious injury when he was younger, he would have played in the Championship. There is no doubt in my mind.

“Alex coming in will give us an option to play two smaller ones up there. He can play through the middle or out wide. He has done both and is comfortable in both positions. He has that flexibility to his game and a wealth of experience.”

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