Born in Chelmsford in 1932, Nigel was invited by Jake Farley to play for the Club’s ‘B’ team in 1948-1949 starting a long association with City. After two years spent doing his National Service, Nigel made his first team debut in September 1952, a 2-2 draw at Cheltenham Town.
He was released in the summer of 1960 receiving a benefit match against Crystal Palace. He had made 166 first team appearances, scoring 20 goals. He also made 118 appearances, scoring 43 goals, for the Reserves.
He was part of the side that reached the Competition Proper of the F.A. Cup in 1954-1955, playing 9 games after starting in the Preliminary Round. The run was eventually ended with a 3-1 defeat at Aldershot Town, then a Football league Third Division (South) side.
After leaving City he played for Sudbury Town, Romford and Crittalls Athletic, where he also had a spell as Manager.
Nigel’s funeral will be private and attended by family only.
The Club sends its condolences to Nigel’s family and friends at this sad time.