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Powell insists Wells is part of plans

Nahki Wells, the Huddersfield Town striker, has been backed to build on his ten-goal tally after ending his scoring drought with a match-winner against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.

Wells, who had not scored since Town's win over Nottingham Forest on November 1, came on as a second-half substitute and struck in the 85th minute with a left-footed effort to hand his side a 2-1 win.

The 24-year-old has found himself warming the bench in recent weeks, although Chris Powell, the Town manager, insisted that the Bermuda player is still firmly part of his first-team plans.

“Nahki will get games and will score goals,” he said. “He is an important player.

“He might not think that when he doesn't start but I know 100 per cent what he is capable of.

“We have to make sure we have the platform for him to play and score goals.”

Wells's aspirations of starting more matches would have certainly been strengthened by producing the winner. It is understood many of Town's supporters were disgruntled by the omission of the club's £1.3?million record signing, particularly in the absence of Grant Holt, their on loan frontman, because of injury.

Holt has since returned to Wigan Athletic, his parent club, and Powell added that he will be looking for another striker.

“We are light up front and we will be looking to strengthen in January,” said Powell, who started with James Vaughan and Harry Bunn as his front two against Bolton at the John Smith's Stadium.

The victory lifted Town into eighteenth in the Sky Bet Championship. They take on Reading at home in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

n Reggie Lambe, the Bermuda winger, came on as a second-half substitute in Mansfield Town's 2-0 defeat away to Bury at the weekend.

Lambe, who signed for Mansfield earlier this season, replaced Rakish Bingham on 60 minutes.

Goals from Ryan Lowe and Danny Mayor gave Bury a second straight win.

Goal trail: Wells fires home to hand Huddersfield victory over Bolton at the John Smith's Stadium

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Published December 30, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 30, 2014 at 8:21 am)

Powell insists Wells is part of plans

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