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Wagner impressed by Wells’ immediate impact

Nahki Wells looks set to return to the Huddersfield Town starting line-up for their Boxing Day match at home to Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship.

Wells, Huddersfield's leading scorer with five goals this season, impressed David Wagner, the new head coach, after coming on as a second-half substitute in his team's 4-2 defeat away to Brentford last weekend.

The Bermuda striker, who came off at half-time in the previous game against Rotherham with an ankle injury, created one goal, hit a post, and went close on several occasions.

“I was pleased with both Nahki and Kyle Dempsey [who scored after coming on as a substitute against Brentford],” Wagner said. “It was a game where we were able to give something positive from the bench again. This is part of our plan, but it isn't in the plan to be 3-0 down at half-time before we bring the subs on the field.

“We have to make sure the game is open when this happens, otherwise we cannot change the game.

“Nahki got an assist and had two really good chances he missed. Kyle was very energetic and he scored his first goal for us, so there was positive energy.”

In League One, Rai Simons and his Chesterfield team-mates are away at Peterborough United on Saturday, with the managerless side in desperate need of a win to move them away from the relegation zone.

A 1-0 defeat at home to Bradford City last weekend left them eighteenth on 23 points, just two points above the bottom four.

Peterborough, who are sixth, are pushing for promotion and need to win to stay ahead of Southend, who a place below them on goal difference, but have played a game less.

Impressing the boss: Wells is likely to start against Preston

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Published December 23, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm)

Wagner impressed by Wells’ immediate impact

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