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Wells continues comeback

Nahki Wells played 70 minutes in a practice game against Oldham Athletic at the Barnfield Training Centre that ended in 2-2 yesterday.

Wells, recovering from ankle surgery, continues his comeback with another outing for the Burnley under-23 team, which also featured first-team players Phil Bardsley, Charlie Taylor, Ashley Westwood and Dean Marney.

Burnley came from behind to lead 2-1 with goals from substitute Tinashe Chakwana and Freddie Ulvestad before Oldham, also including a number of first-team players, equalised with virtually the last kick of the game.

Burnley had the better of the opening half as Wells had a shot saved after being played in by Tunde Bayode.

Wells looked sharp as he builds towards his first taste of Premier League action and after being released by a quick free kick from Marney hit the target with an angled drive which was pushed around the post.

Oldham started the second half positively and went ahead from the penalty spot after Marney fouled Courtney Duffus.

The former Everton youngster took the spot kick himself to make it 1-0, but Burney hit back and levelled midway through the second half.

A through ball from Ulvestad released Chakwana and the winger, a half-time replacement for Bayode, took his chance well.

Wells is anxiously waiting to make his first appearance in the Premier League after his £5 million move from Huddersfield Town on transfer deadline day in August.

He was an unused substitute against Newcastle United on October 30.

Burnley are seventh in the table, level with Liverpool and Arsenal on 19 points.

They are at home to Swansea City on Saturday.

Nahki Wells played 70 minutes yesterday (Photograph courtesy of Burnley Football Club)

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Published November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 15, 2017 at 12:09 am)

Wells continues comeback

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