Nichols strikes back at old side
A CHANGE of scenery and change of position has seen Mitch Nichols thrive at the Western Sydney Wanderers this season.
The former Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory star (pictured) is playing as a second striker in Tony Popovic's line-up, and has already found the net seven times in 14 games to be the team's second-highest goal scorer.
The playmaker, who failed to score at Perth last season, reserved a subtle dig for his former team.
"I'm just playing in a position that allows me to showcase what I can do and where I suit the best," he told Goal Australia.
"I can get in the box and support the striker and drop deep if I want to get the ball. So I'm really enjoying it. Last year I probably played a lot deeper and didn't play in an attacking team."
The Wanderers will host Sydney FC in another much-anticipated Sydney derby at Pirtek Stadium tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, Victory coach Kevin Muscat has distanced his club from potentially signing Socceroo James Troisi.
Troisi, who scored 15 goals in 35 matches in all competitions for the Victory across 2013 and 2014, has annulled his contract with Al Ittihad, and been linked with a number of A-League clubs including Adelaide and Wellington.
"We don't have any available marquee spots at the moment," Muscat said.
Troisi only signed for Al Ittihad in August and has left the Saudi Arabian club after just eight appearances, allegedly because of unpaid wages.