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Goal-hungry Nahki gunning for Cobblers

Bradford City striker Nahki Wells is champing at the bit to get another crack at Northampton Town ahead of Saturday’s League Two play-off final showdown at Wembley Stadium. And for good reason.

The 22-year old Bermudian has already bagged three goals against the Cobblers this term.

Wells scored the only goal in City’s 1-0 away league win over Northampton at Sixfields Stadium last October and also converted from the penalty spot in the Bantams’ FA Cup first round replay shoot-out win against the same opponents at Valley Parade a month later.

More recently the ex-Dandy Town player scored the only goal in City’s 1-0 home league win against the Cobblers at Coral Windows Stadium last month.

Wells’ maiden professional hat-trick came against Northampton at Sixfields Stadium during the 2011-12 season.

The Bantams striker has banged in 25 goals in all competitions so far this season and is confident he can add to that tally when City lock horns with Northampton for the right to join Gillingham, Rotherham and Port Vale in League One next season.

“I’ve scored against Northampton already so I’m confident that I can do it again and help us get promoted,” Wells told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. “It’s a big occasion, not only for myself but all the players. It’s been a phenomenal season and we all deserve it.”

City reached the play-off final after getting past Burton Albion 5-4 on aggregate in the two-legged home and away semi-final. Wells secured his team’s place in the final, coming up big when it mattered most by hitting a memorable brace in the second leg clash at Pirelli Stadium.

The Cobblers advanced to the final after recording a 2-0 aggregate win against Cheltenham Town in the other semi-final.

As for his team’s preparations in the lead-up to Saturday’s clash, Wells told

The Royal Gazette: “The sessions are normal. The preparations are the same, nothing changes.”

Earlier this year Wells became the first local footballer to play at the new Wembley Stadium in City’s 5-0 League Cup Final loss to Premier side Swansea.

Saturday’s trip to Wembley will be City’s second inside of three months.

Despite losing both league fixtures, Northampton finished one place above seventh-placed City in the League Two standings at the end of the regular season.

Nahki Wells (left) has scored three goals against Northampton already this season.

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Published May 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm (Updated May 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm)

Goal-hungry Nahki gunning for Cobblers

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