Promotion a dream come true for Wells
By Colin Thompson in London, England Bradford City striker Nahki Wells said helping his club gain promotion to League One next season was “a dream come true”.
The Bantams secured promotion following Saturday’s emphatic 3-0 victory against Northampton Town at Wembley Stadium where Wells scored his team’s third goal to bury the hatchet.
Wells said: “I think this a dream come true for all of us. We started off the season with promotion in the back of our minds and knew it was going to be a long, hard season. So to accomplish what we did after 64 games is magnificent and without the players, manager and fans this would not have been possible.”
Wells credits City manager Phil Parkinson the most for the club’s impressive turn around following a dismal campaign last season.
“At the beginning of the season the manager stated we will be successful and brought the right players in and we’ve moved in the right direction,” Wells said.
The Bermuda international admitted moving out of League Two was no easy feat.
“Every league is tough but I think League Two might be one of the toughest to get out of,” he said.
Wells reckons the Bantams can hold their own in League One next season.
“I think we have the players that suit League One football and can only see us doing well next season,” he said.
City underlined their potential earlier this season after reaching the final of the English League Cup at Wembley where they suffered heavy defeat against their Premier opposition.
“We’ve already showed the world what we’re capable of and we’re looking to kick on next season,” added Wells.
The former Dandy Town man, who joined the Bantams two seasons ago, has established himself as a fans’ favourite at Valley Parade.
He said without the backing of his team’s loyal following scoring a team high 26 goals this term might have been impossible.
“Without our fans I probably couldn’t have achieved what I’ve achieved because they back me and have never been against me,” Wells added. “They have helped throughout so many moments of my career at Bradford, and I’m sure they are proud of what we have achieved.
“I just tried to show the fans hard work and desire from minute one when I came in and they’ve taken to me well.”