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Wells rediscovers scoring touch

Nahki Wells jumped off the bench to score his sixth goal of the season in Bradford City’s 4-0 victory over ten-man Barnet last night.

The Bermuda international entered the fray in the 75th minute and struck City’s fourth goal when he beat the offside trap and rounded the goalkeeper late on.

Wells told

The Royal Gazette last night he was relieved to end his six-game barren spell and hoped to start this weekend’s match at Dagenham & Redbridge.

“I’m glad to get back on the scoresheet because I haven’t scored in about a few games,” he said. “As a striker it’s important to keep scoring goals because that’s what I get rated on. This goal takes the pressure off my shoulders and hopefully I will get back in the starting team.”

The 21-year-old has set himself a goalscoring target of at least double figures as he looks to help City move away from the relegation dogfight.

“I’ve scored six goals now and I can easily get towards double figures if I keep my spot in the team,” said the former Carlisle United striker.

“We need as many points as we can and this win moves us further away from trouble and hopefully we can build on this.”

Bradford, who have moved up to 18th in the table, went a man and a goal up in the 17th minute when Darren Dennehy was sent off for fouling Marcel Seip and Craig Fagan scored the penalty.

Will Atkinson doubled City’s advantage when he clipped home Kyel Reid’s cross.

Reid jinked through the Bees defence to score a goal of his own and Wells rounded goalkeeper Liam O’Brien for a late fourth.

Bermuda Hogges owner Paul Scope attended last night game at Underhill Stadium and said Wells looked sharp during his 15 minute cameo.

“Nahki scored a really good goal, beating the offside trap and rounding the keeper,” he said.

“He looked fit and more than comfortable at this level with his pace and touch.”

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Published February 29, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 29, 2012 at 6:15 am)

Wells rediscovers scoring touch

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