Wells: fans can push us into Premier League
Nahki Wells has called on Huddersfield Town's supporters to help push the team over the line when they face Reading in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.
Huddersfield are within touching distance of the Premier League and Wells believes that the Yorkshire club's fans can be their twelfth man on Monday.
Victory against Reading would mark a second career promotion at Wembley for Wells, who scored against Northampton Town as Bradford City won the League Two play-off final four years ago.
“We have to thank the fans for the support they have given us all season,” said Wells, who was also part of the Bradford side who lost the League Cup final to Swansea City in 2013. “They have paid their hard-earned money to watch us up and down the country and also to fill the John Smith's Stadium — and they can be our twelfth man again in the final.
“I would like to thank everyone who is coming to Wembley and all those who are watching around the world, and hopefully we can come away with the victory which will give the town and the people what they deserve.”
Wells said the players were feeling refreshed after their training camp in Portugal and felt confident of reaching the Premier League for the first time in the club's history.
“The days are ticking down and we are all really excited — everyone around the place is looking forward to it,” said Wells, who has scored ten goals this season. “We totally deserve to be in this position and it's an opportunity none of us want to pass up.
“We are going in with confidence after the way we performed in the semi-finals and the manner in which we won, but I'm sure Reading feel the same way. So hopefully what we give on Monday will be enough.”
Wells has experienced both pleasure and pain at the iconic stadium and is determined to be celebrating a Premier League place this time around.
“We've dug really deep and changed a lot of how we work as professionals, and big credit goes to the coach [David Wagner] for how he has transformed things,” he said.
“I know what it is like to lose at Wembley and I know what it's like to win comfortably there — and there is no better feeling than raising your arms and celebrating promotion with your fans.
“That's what we are hoping for and hopefully I will be rewriting the happy times for me, Town win and we are all off to the Premier League!”