Best is yet to come, says Wells

  • Clearing a path: Bermuda forward Nahki Wells, left, moves out of the way as Jamie Patterson scores for Bristol City in a 1-1 draw against Premier League side Aston Villa in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Vale Resort in Cardiff on Wednesday

(Photograph courtesy of Bristol City)

    Clearing a path: Bermuda forward Nahki Wells, left, moves out of the way as Jamie Patterson scores for Bristol City in a 1-1 draw against Premier League side Aston Villa in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Vale Resort in Cardiff on Wednesday (Photograph courtesy of Bristol City)


Nahki Wells believes the upcoming season for Bristol City could be the best of his career.

The Bristol City forward said he is in good physical shape, is highly motivated and determined to play his role in helping the club achieve their primary objective of securing promotion to the Premier League.

“I’m hungry and totally looking forward to the season,” Wells told The Royal Gazette.

“I’m just taking it one game at a time [in pre-season], focusing on my fitness and being as sharp as I possibly can be.

“I do really believe this is going to be my best season yet. I have full intentions of helping Bristol City get to the Premier League.

“If I can reach my personal milestones and targets that will hopefully help us towards trying to achieve promotion.”

The 30-year-old has every reason to be optimistic having netted four goals in three pre-season friendlies, including a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Cheltenham Town last week.

“This is our third week of pre-season now and we’re in a good place at the moment,” Wells added. “The pre-season is going well and we’re all up to speed.”

City drew 1-1 against Premier League side Aston Villa in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday.

Manager Dean Holden’s side will now host Sky Bet League One outfit Swindon Town in another-behind-closed doors friendly tomorrow and could potentially play another friendly before their Carabao Cup first-round match at home to Exeter City on September 5.

“I’m looking to get at least another 90 minutes under my belt leading up to the League Cup tie,” Wells said.

“I’m feeling good, feeling sharp, feeling fit and hungry, so I would like to score a couple of more goals to finish off pre-season strong and go into that League Cup game on the front foot.”

Meanwhile, Wells is also looking forward to Bermuda’s upcoming commitments in the World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup qualifiers.

Kyle Lightbourne’s team will be involved in World Cup qualifiers from October 8 to November 17 and will resume their bid to qualify for the Gold Cup next July.

“I definitely still have intentions of representing my country and doing my best to help us qualify for the Gold Cup and have a good run to see what we can do in the World Cup qualifiers,” Wells added.

Bermuda have been pitted in group B alongside Canada, Aruba, Cayman Islands and Suriname in the World Cup qualifiers.

They are away to Canada (October 8) and Suriname (November 13) and will host Aruba (October 13) and Cayman Islands (November 17) at the National Stadium.

The group winner will progress to the second round.

“Those are some games that I’m looking forward to,” Wells said.

“We all love to put the jersey on our back and represent the country. We will be looking forward to see how things pan out and prepare for what will be one of our biggest games in recent years, which is Canada away.”

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Published Aug 28, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 28, 2020 at 5:34 pm)

Best is yet to come, says Wells

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