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Championship trio in tug-of-war for Wells

Derby County and Norwich City are the latest clubs linked with a potential move for Nahki Wells.

According to reports in Britain there is “speculation of interest” in the Huddersfield Town striker from the side's two Sky Bet Championship rivals.

Wells, Huddersfield's top marksman last season with 18 goals, has also been named as a transfer-target for Fulham, who also play in the Championship, English football's second tier.

In a recent interview, Wells said it would be “disrespectful” to publicly comment on any transfer speculation surrounding a potential move away from the West Yorkshire club.

“I'm not focused on any press regarding me possibly moving, so regardless of who I am being linked with it's a bit disrespectful for me to comment on that,” Wells said.

Wells did not feature in Huddersfield's impressive 2-1 home victory over Brentford in their league season opener at the weekend.

The Bermuda striker has been struggling with a knee injury during the preseason and was declared unfit for the match, but could return to Huddersfield's squad for today's League Cup first round tie away to League One side Shrewsbury Town.

“Nahki is good and he was training for the three days before the Brentford match,” David Wagner, the Huddersfield head coach, said. “He has been doing some catch-up because, on days where we have had only one training in the day, he has been doing tougher sessions.

“If all goes well, he will join us for Shrewsbury in the squad.”

Wells earned a League Cup runner's up medal with Bradford City who lost heavily to Swansea City in the final, before his club record transfer to Huddersfield.

Elias Kachunga, who led the line in Wells's absence at the weekend, and fellow debutant Kasey Palmer were on target for Huddersfield while Brentford replied through Nico Yennaries.

Kachunga, the German Under-21 international on loan from Bundesliga side Ingolstadt, was substituted just past the hour mark after experiencing tightness in a hamstring, but is expected to be fit for today's cup tie.

Meanwhile, Reggie Lambe is expected to be included in Carlisle United's squad for today's League Cup first round tie at home with Port Vale.

Lambe made a dream start to his stint with his new club after scoring on his debut in Carlisle's 1-1 draw away to Portsmouth in their opening League Two game on Saturday.

The former Ipswich Town, Toronto FC and Mansfield Town player took just 14 minutes to open his account after slicing the back line open with his first touch and scoring with his second to stun a sell-out crowd of 17,570 at Fratton Park.

Rai Simons and Chesterfield will also be in action as they travel to Rochdale fresh off a 1-1 draw away at Oxford United. Simons, who came on as a substitute in the 67th minute of that game, may fancy his chances of getting more playing time this time around.

However, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the Chesterfield striker, is pushing for a return to the starting line-up, as is defender Sam Hird.

However, Tommy Lee, the Chesterfield goalkeeper, remains out with a shoulder injury, while Ángel Martínez, the midfielder, and Dan Jones, the defender, are sidelined with knee injuries.

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Published August 09, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 09, 2016 at 1:33 am)

Championship trio in tug-of-war for Wells

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