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Wells: ‘Every game is vital now’

Bradford City striker Nahki Wells will be looking to continue his impressive goal scoring streak.

The Bermuda international has bagged a team-high 21 goals in all competitions this term, including three in his team’s previous two outings against Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers.

Wells, 22, could not have asked for a better time to start hitting his straps with Bradford’s promotion hopes very much alive heading into the final four matches of the season.

“I’m glad I’m hitting a bit of form at the right time,” he told

The Royal Gazette.

Tuesday’s home win over Rovers at Valley Parade, the Bantams’ fourth in their previous five matches, lifted the Yorkshire club into seventh place in the League Two standings, a mere point ahead of Exeter in the battle for the final play-off spot.

City are six points adrift of Burton Albion for the third automatic promotion place available.

Bradford are away to ninth place Chesterfield FC today at Proact Stadium. The two teams battled to a scoreless draw at Coral Windows Stadium in the first league meeting earlier this season.

Wells anticipates that today’s clash will be just as evenly contested as the first.

“We know we are playing a tough side that’s been on a good run of form away from home,” he said. “It will be a big game and they will have their fans up for it, but so will we.”

With so much riding on his team’s remaining league fixtures, Wells and his Bantams teammates will be taking nothing for granted the rest of the way.

“Every game is vital now; every point and every goal,” he said. “Everything matters now and we know how important it is to take every game as it comes. We can’t look too far ahead and hopefully we beat Chesterfield and give ourselves a very good chance.”

Earlier this season Wells became the first Bermudian to play in the new Wembley Stadium during the League Cup Final, which saw the Bantams come out on the wrong end of a lopsided 5-0 defeat at the hands of Premier side Swansea City.

The Bantams are the first fourth tier club to play in the final of a major English domestic cup final in 51 years, ousting Premier trio Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to Wembley.

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Published April 13, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 13, 2013 at 12:17 am)

Wells: ‘Every game is vital now’

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