Crawley Town Football Club can confirm that a deal has been agreed with fellow League Two side Gillingham for the permanent transfer of Tom Nichols. The striker will officially join the Gills on January the 1st for an undisclosed fee.
Tom joined the Red Devils at the start of the 2020/21 season and instantly got the attention of Crawley fans when he scored the first league goal of the season in the 1-0 win against Scunthorpe United. Nichols went on to have a fine season scoring 15 goals in all competitions, including a memorable hat-trick in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup against Torquay United. Nichols also provided 11 assists that season and was subsequently voted as Crawley’s Player of the Season.
Nichols’ form continued into the 2021/22 season as the striker hit double figures for the second season running. Tom made his 100th appearance for the club this season and scored an excellent goal in Crawley’s giant-killing Carabao Cup match against Premier League Fulham.
Director of Football Chris Galley said: “Tom has been a great player for this football club, and I would personally like to thank him for his service and wish him all the best for the future.”
Everybody at Crawley Town Football Club would like to thank Tom for his tireless efforts during his time at the Broadfield Stadium and wishes him the best for the future.