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Wells backed to resume scoring ways

Calum Woods, the Huddersfield Town defender, has described Nahki Wells as a hard worker and is backing the Bermudian striker to put an end to a seven-game goal famine sooner rather than later.

Wells has not hit the target since scoring a second goal for Town in as many appearances in a 2-1 loss away to Queens Park Rangers on January 18.

In Huddersfield's last outing, the club's record signing set up four goals in a 5-0 rout of Barnsley at the John Smith's Stadium to earn man-of-the-match accolades. It was a performance that suggests Wells is starting to hit his straps.

“We see his ability day in, day out in training and we know he's going to score goals,” Woods told the Huddersfield Examiner. “I was disappointed for him that he didn't get the goal his performance deserved. But four assists is still a great return.

“He chased everything down, won the ball back for us, held it up and then passed it on. He showed he can be a real handful. He has a great work ethic and that proved valuable against Barnsley.”

Wells is determined to not allow his goal drought, which has stretched to almost ten hours of elapsed time, to get the better of him. “I'm not going to let it knock me back,” he said. “I'm going to keep going and, hopefully, once I've got a goal, more will follow.”

The 23-year-old striker joined Huddersfield from Bradford City, of Sky Bet League One, during the January transfer window and opened his account on his club and Championship debut in a 1-0 home win against Millwall.

Huddersfield received a further early return on their investment when Wells found the target again in his next outing, against Harry Redknapp's QPR, whom he had been linked with before joining Huddersfield for a record £1.3 million. But goals have been hard to come by lately for Wells, the first Bermudian to score at Wembley Stadium.

Although the Bermuda striker has yet to fully settle at his new club, Woods believes the talent that Wells possesses is evident for all to see.

“That's what it's like whenever you join a new club,” Woods said. “You need to get to know everybody and how they play. Nahki's situation is no different from anyone else.”

Wells and his Huddersfield team-mates are away to Doncaster today in a third successive Yorkshire derby.

Wells has waited seven matches to add to his 17 goals this season

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Published March 08, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated March 07, 2014 at 9:34 pm)

Wells backed to resume scoring ways

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