Alex Nicholson

Date of birth: 01/02/1994
Place of birth: Newcastle

Born in Newcastle but a Wales youth international, Nicholson is an attacking right-back who started out as a winger. His favourite footballer is Dani Alves.

A Newcastle fan who joined the club in 2007 having started out at Cramlington Juniors, he admires Cheik Tiote and the highlight of his career to date was playing for Wales in a game televised by Sky Sports.

He has also made his Reserve team debut - he came on as a substitute against Manchester United in December 2010 and started against Bolton on his 17th birthday a few weeks later - and says the best advice he's ever been given is to "do whatever it takes to reach your goal."

Made his debut for the Welsh under-19 side in a friendly against Germany in September 2012.