Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nicholls Searches for Form

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nicholls Searches for Form

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BELLE Vue captain Scott Nicholls admits he is at a loss to explain the dramatic fluctuations in his form that have featured more prominently as the business end of the season draws near.

The 37-year-old contributed just 3+2 to the Rentruck Aces' crushing defeat at King's Lynn last Wednesday and has since declared he is working overtime to pinpoint the cause of his struggles.

But it's not all doom and gloom for the skipper, who has produced some superior performances this year, most recently in the club's 55- 35 annihilation of the Stars.

He said: "I've never known a season to be so inconsistent as far as fixtures, or lack of fixtures, are concerned. I don't feel I've had as much track time this year as I have previous years, it's crazy.

"August is looking pretty busy for us, though, and on a personal level I'm quite looking forward to having a much more consistent calendar, especially with the spread of upcoming home meetings.

"Honestly, the whole season has been frustrating for me because I started things off on a major high and I was regularly pulling in the big points but lately my form has taken quite a few dips. …

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