Alex Nicholls eyes Exeter City League Two promotion

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Alex Nicholls
Alex Nicholls played just 29 times in two-and-a-half years for Northampton because of a badly broken leg

Exeter City forward Alex Nicholls says he is aiming for the side to get promoted out of League Two.

Nicholls, 27, after last year when he scored one goal in 13 games.

"My aim is promotion this season," he told BBC Sport,

"That's my goal personally and I don't see why it shouldn't be the goal of the team to get promoted, otherwise why are we here, what do we want to achieve?"

Exeter are currently one point off the play-off places after losing three of their last four games.

"Do we just want to get a mid-table finish and be happy with that, because that's certainly not what I want," added the former Walsall striker.

"There's a still a long way to go in the season and if we can step it up to what we know we're capable of I don't see why it's too far away."

Nicholls initially came to Exeter in September in a bid to regain his fitness after missing almost two years with a

And he says he is still fighting to regain full fitness after such a serious injury.

"This pre-season was a bit of a mess for me," he said. "I was doing the sessions but I was trying to catch up on my fitness instead of improving my fitness levels that I know I'm capable of.

"I was trying to catch up my fitness through playing games and that's always difficult.

"I don't feel as fit as I can be, but I'm looking forward to carrying on this season and hopefully next season people will start seeing the real me after I've had a good pre-season under my belt."