Nahki Wells hopes Bristol City can bounce back fast against QPR
Nahki Wells, the Bristol City striker, is pumped for today’s Sky Bet Championship clash against former club Queens Park Rangers.
The Bermuda player is looking forward to returning to his former stamping ground at Loftus Road, where he bagged 20 goals in 66 appearances during two loan spells with QPR, before being recalled by parent club Burnley and sold to Bristol City for an undisclosed fee in January.
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s fixture. Obviously going back to Loftus Road, which is a happy place for myself,” Wells told The Royal Gazette.
“A lot of great times there and still a lot of familiar faces of my former team-mates there, so I’m looking forward to this and I’m well up to it.”
The 30-year-old striker came off the substitutes’ bench at the weekend to grab his fourth goal of the season in the Championship in a 3-1 defeat away to rival promotion contenders Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
“Obviously delighted to get myself back on the scoresheet after not having scored for a few matches, which always does good for your confidence,” he added.
“I know it was kind of a ’in the right moment and the right time’ goal. But the psychological aspect of scoring always gives you that additional boost in confidence that you find a bit difficult to find within yourself when you’re not scoring.
“So happy to get off the mark again and what better place to go back to and try and build a scoring run than the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
“I’m well ready for this and hopefully I can play my part and keep the scoring run going and get us back to winning ways.”
Bristol City dropped to sixth in the Championship after their fourth league loss of the season. “Disappointed with the result, of course, especially when we kind of got a goal out of nothing,” Wells added. “We kind of just threw the match away like that, so disappointed to lose.
“But it’s one of those we just have to take on the chin. Reading were the better side and so we just have to put it right tomorrow.”
QPR, who are nine places below Bristol City in the standings in fifteenth position, suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Brentford at the weekend.