Son of the legendary Brian Clough, Nigel made his name at Nottingham Forest under the managership of his father and had a very impressive strike rate for a midfield player of a goal nearly every three games. Though never blessed with much pace, he is an intelligent player with good awareness, vision and passing ability and thisled to his transfer to Liverpool for a fee well in excess of 2 million pounds in the Summer of 1993. However, he struggled to hold down a place in the Reds' first team and eventually lost his place to the emerging talent of Robbie Fowler. This also resulted in him losing his place in the England squad so in January 1996 he signed for City for £1,500,000 in the hope of resurrecting his career and improving City's strike rate.
Nigel's City career never really took off and he spent most of his time at Maine Road in the reserves. Shortly after the start of the 1998-99 season the remaining year of his contract was paid off by the club and he retired from playing.
Provided by: Paul Howarth