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Huws strikes to rescue a point for Huddersfield

On the bench: Wells has been relegated to a supporting role over the past several weeks

Nahki Wells came on as a second-half substitute to help rescue a point for Huddersfield Town at home to Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship last night.

Wells, who top scored for Huddersfield with 14 goals last season, was brought on in the 67th minute for striker Mustapha Carayol with his team trailing 1-0.

Ryan Mendes gave the visiting side the lead in the 23rd minute with a fine volley that beat Jed Steer, the Huddersfield goalkeeper, after being set up with a neat header from defender Eric Lichaj.

Chris Burke, the Forest substitute, struck the post when clean through and Chris O’Grady’s follow-up was cleared off the line, moments before Huddersfield levelled when midfielder Emyr Huws hit a deflected effort which looped past Dorus de Vriers, the Forest goalkeeper, in the 84th minute.

Chris Powell, the Huddersfield manager, believed his side were well worth a share of the spoils.

“I thought another outstanding goal from Emyr Huws gave us the point we deserved,” said the former England defender.

“Over the balance of play, maybe we deserved more. We were rocked by their only shot in the first half.”

It has been a frustrating few weeks for Wells, who has scored twice this season, with Powell benching the Bermuda striker for the past three games.

Yesterday’s draw against Forest lifts Huddersfield to thirteenth in the table.

Reggie Lambe’s Mansfield Town will be looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at Luton Town when they take on Plymouth Argyle at home in League Two tomorrow.

Also in action this weekend will be Freddy Hall, the Bermuda goalkeeper, who will be hoping Limerick’s resurgence in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division continues against champions Dundalk at home tomorrow.

Limerick, who are bottom of the league, are undefeated in seven games and are within a point of Sligo Rovers at the foot of the table.

Hall joined Limerick in July until the end of the season.