The former professional footballer with, amongst others, Blackburn Rovers, joined the Club in the summer of 2012, replacing Matt Barrass who left to join Bradford City as first team physio.
Nicky played 217 times for Manchester City and scored twice in two spells at the club between 1977 and 1982 and 1982 and 1987 before transferring to Blackburn in July 1987.
In 1982, he played on loan to the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League.
Nicky was a finalist for City in the 100th FA Cup Final of 1981 with the likes of Ray Ranson and Tommy Caton.
He helped Blackburn win promotion to the new FA Premier League in the 1991/92 season
Nicky joined West Bromwich Albion for the 1992/93 season helping the club win promotion from division two; he was on the scoresheet when Albion beat Port Vale 3-0 in the Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, his only goal for the club.
Nicky signed for Sligo Rovers as a player in 1997, but took over as player-manager when Jimmy Mullen left in July 1997. In his first season he took the club on its longest ever unbeaten run and saw them claim the FAI League Cup in February 1998, beating Shelbourne over two legs in the final (Nicky captained the side).
On his return to England he studied for a part-time degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford.
Nicky was appointed assistant physiotherapist at Burnley in 2000. He left in 2004 to take up a position with Manchester City, where he stayed until 2005.
Nicky joined Barrow AFC as their fitness coach in October 2005, before joining Bury FC as physiotherapist in February 2006. He left them in July 2007 by mutual consent and became physio at Hyde United, and in January 2008 became Paul Lake's replacement as Macclesfield Town physio.
He completed a second degree at the University of Salford in 2008, this time in Physiotherapy and joined North End in the summer after Macc's relegation to the conference.