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Wells fired up and looking for goals

in London, England Bradford City striker Nahki Wells is fired up for today's League Two Play-Off final with Northampton Town at Wembley Stadium, vowing to do whatever is necessary to score and see his team to victory.

Wells is City's leading goalscorer with 25 goals in all competitions and is hungry for more heading into the crunch match with the Cobblers with promotion to League One on the line.

"I am going to do whatever it takes in any way, shape or form to score goals to help my team win, and I'm totally up for it," he declared. "No other Bermudian has scored at Wembley and I'm lucky to get another chance in one season and I have to capitalise on it.

"Chances will come and I just have to take them. I just have to stay confident and stay eager and take them when they come."

Wells believes the spacious Wembley pitch could play to his advantage.

"I really enjoy playing on big pitches," he said. "In my opinion big pitches benefit pacy players while less leggy, big defenders don't enjoy it as much so hopefully I can go out there and do what I've been doing all season."

Wary of the threat Wells poses, the Cobblers could try to mark the Bantams striker out of the game, but Wells relishes the challenge.

"They tried to man mark me the last time and it didn't work because I scored," he said. "I coped well the last time against them and I'm sure I will be able to cope just as well this time.

"It's a massive pitch and lots of space so there's only so much you can do in terms of tactics on matching up on one player.

"I don't mind if they put a lot emphasis on me as that would only free up other players and we have another good striker in James Hanson who is just as much of a handful.

"If they put much emphasis on me that just gives him that free role and space in the box for when crosses come in which I know he will take."

Even though City have had their League Two rival's number in recent times, Wells and his teammates aren't taking anything for granted with so much at stake.

"Every time we have played them it's been a tough game and I'm expecting another tight game," Wells said. "We won't go into the game overconfident because we know what they are capable of.

"We're just going to go out there and make it an old fashioned game and if it opens up the likes of myself and the more attacking players will start to get into it and I'm sure the chances will come.

"It won't be easy and we will have to be on form. And if that's the case then we should be okay."

(Photo by Mark Tatem) Nahki Wells hopes things will be different this time at Wembley as Bradford City take on Northampton Town in the League Two playoff final.

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Published May 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm (Updated May 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm)

Wells fired up and looking for goals

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