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Hotshot Nahki Wells added another feather in his cap after being named Sky Bet League One player of the month for August today.

Bradford City's Bermudian striker received the honour for his early season scoring spree that has seen him hit the target fives times and equal a club record already this term.

Wells graciously accepted the plaudits before heaping praise on his teammates who have played an integral part in his early season success in front of the uprights.

“I've started well but I don't want to take too many of the plaudits because without the team I wouldn't be firing like I am,” the former Dandy Town man told the Telegraph and Argus. “I want to thank the lads that have helped me win this — it's a team award really.”

He added: “Last year I did score a lot of goals but I've noticed I've had a lot more chances so far at the beginning of the season. I'm getting two or three good chances and that's why I'm scoring every game. It's not just one half-chance like some games last season.”

Prior to last weekend the 23-year old footballer scored in eighth consecutive games to equal the club record set by Derek Stokes between December 1959 and February 1960.

Wells is also joint leading marksman in League One along with Coventry City's Callum Wilson who was also nominated on the shortlist for the player of the month award.

The Bermuda international banged in 26 goals last season in all competitions and he is confident he can break even or surpass last season's impressive tally.

“Whoever I play against, I'm confident that if I get the chances I'll take them,” he said. “That confidence helps you play well.”

As well as continuing his impressive scoring rate, Wells is working on enhancing his all round game this term.

“That's my main focal point this season, to prove that I'm not just a finisher, and I'll keep working week in, week out to better that,” he declared. “If I can do that, I can see myself and Bradford moving forward together as a team.”

Prior to last Monday's summer transfer deadline, Wells had been linked with a move to Queen's Park Rangers and Watford - neither of which materialised.

Throughout the transfer window City boss Phil Parkinson insisted that his prolific striker wasn't up for sale.

Wells, who was unused sub in the Bantams' 5-0 defeat at the hands of League Two strugglers Hartlepool in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy earlier this week, is expected to return to the starting line up for City's home league match with Brentford City at Valley Parade tomorrow.

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells has been named League One player of the month for August

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Published September 06, 2013 at 12:19 pm (Updated September 06, 2013 at 12:19 pm)

Wells cops Award

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