Hotshot Wells sheds light on lethal partnership
Nahki Wells and James Hanson have formed a lethal partnership at Bradford City that sends chills down the spine of opposing defenders.
The duo have already banged in ten goals between them this term, with Wells leading the charge with seven.
In an interview with the Telegraph & Argus, Bermudian Wells offered some insight into his productive partnership with Hanson.
“I think we tick all the boxes together,” he said. “He's strong and good in the air and I'm fit and very reactive to make the runs.
“We all know I've grabbed the headlines because I've been scoring. But as a partnership a lot of people don't realise how much he does.
“He challenges very well and is dominant in the air and I'm very good at judging where the ball is going to drop. With the bit of pace that I've got, I'm likely to get on the end of things. That's why we work so well.
“We know we're not in the Premier League where it's pass and pass and pass. Sometimes you need that out ball and that's why it's so magnificent to have him in the team. He takes a lot of pressure off us.”
Wells reckons playing alongside Hanson has helped both men raise their game.
“He has helped my game along and I think I've done the same for him,” he said. “You look at the player James Hanson was when I got here. That's not the same James Hanson now and I'm not the Nahki Wells that I was.
“We are different players. We've taken leaps and bounds forwards and hopefully we can continue to do that.”
Hanson took Wells under his wing when the latter arrived at Valley Parade in 2011 and the two men have maintained close ties both on and off the pitch since.
“Big Jim helped me along all the way back to when I first came in,” Wells said. “I couldn't drive and he used to bring me into training and do whatever he could for me. I'm really grateful for that and that's why our partnership has worked so well.
“He's my mate on and off the pitch and that's important.”
Wells and Hanson were both on target in City's 4-0 demolition of Brentford last weekend.