Cornish-born Nicky Medlin, who joined Exeter City as trainee, made nearly forty league appearances (many as substitute) before dropping into non-league football at the age of twenty-one.
Nicky, travelling up from Camborne for training, signed associate schoolboy forms for City in November 1991 ahead of becoming a trainee in 1993. Turning professional in August 1995, he made his first-team debut at Colchester United on 4 November 1995.
Although he never won a regular place in the team, Nicky had a good run of games towards the end of 1996/97 before appearing over twenty times in competitive football during the following season. Although this was a reasonably promising number of games for a young player, it wasn’t sufficient to win Nicky a new contract and - after two years as a trainee and three as a professional - he was released after playing his final game against Scunthorpe on 25 April 1998
After a brief spell with Dorchester Town, Nicky returned to Cornwall and played for Porthleven, Illogan RBL and, by 2009, Camborne-club Holmans in the Cornwall Combination.