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Bristol Rovers make key decision about future of first-teamer

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League One side Bristol Rovers have decided the future of striker Tom Nichols, and they have informed the 26-year-old that he is free to find a new club.

Reported by BristolLive, the striker is likely to be moved on by the Pirates this month if they can find a new club that will buy the former Exeter City academy graduate and take him off their hands.

Having scored nine goals in 117 appearances since signing in 2017, the striker has struggled for any sort of form in front of goal across the past two-and-a-half years, often finding himself alternating between the starting XI and the bench.

Since manager Ben Garner came in last month, he has promised that changes would be made to the squad at The Memorial Stadium, and Nichols looks like a player who is likely to bite the dust if Garner has his way.

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The 26-year-old is likely to have fallen even further down the pecking order in the last week with the additions of winger Jayden Mitchell-Lawson on loan from Derby and Josh Barrett arriving from Reading for an undisclosed fee.

The Verdict

Nichols will be the first player to admit that his loan spell at Bristol Rovers may not have gone the way that he would have been expecting, and he could see the challenge of finding a new club as a fresh start.

While the striker has had his moments in a Bristol Rovers shirt, he is better off trying to gain his confidence back elsewhere and put his spell at The Memorial Stadium behind him.


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