Nicholls makes a start on his returnForward Alex Nicholls gets the nod to go straight back into the starting XI for Exeter City after returning on loan from Northampton Town as the Grecians face Accrington Stanley.
He will start alongside strike-partners Tom Nichols and Graham Cummins, who man the attack.
Captain Scot Bennett misses out injured once again, meaning Matt Oakley will be wearing the armband again.
New arrivals Ryan Harley and Clinton Morrison are both named amongst the subs.
Accrington Stanley: Rose; Winnard, Aldred, Atkinson, Liddle; Procter, Joyce; O’Sullivan, Maguire, Mingoia; Crooks.
Subs: Simpson, McCarten, Gray, Naismith, Carver, Hunt, Barry.
Exeter City: Hamon; Ribeiro, Butterfield, Oakley, Woodman; Noble, Grimes, Sercombe; Nicholls, Nichols, Cummins.
Subs: Pym, Keohane, Davies, Wheeler, Tillson, Harley, Morrison.