Mixed feelings for Wells after goal against former club QPR
Nahki Wells says his goal in Bristol City’s narrow win over former club Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship was “bittersweet”.
The Bermuda striker levelled the scores and then assisted Adam Nagy’s winner to complete the visitors 2-1 come from behind victory at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday night.
“I was delighted to get the goal and to have an impact on the game,” Wells, who scored 24 goals for QPR during two loan spells before a £5 million move to City from Burnley in January, told The Royal Gazette.
“Obviously it’s against my former side, so it’s a bittersweet feeling. Of course I had a muted celebration for various reasons out of respect to the club.
“Ultimately I had to do what I had to do, and that’s to do my best to help Bristol City win. The scoring run continues and we move on to the next fixture.”
The goal was the 30-year-old’s fifth of the season and second in as many outings, having come off the bench to notch City’s consolation in a 3-1 league defeat at Reading at the weekend.
“Scoring back-to-back games is something that I have wanted to do for awhile now, so I’ve got that going,” Wells added.
“It just gives me confidence to think I can go three, four, five games scoring consecutively, which is the aim.
“But more importantly we got the three points, which puts us back into a great position on the back of a kind of lacklustre performance against Reading.”
The victory leaves City fifth in the standings, level on points with second-placed Bournemouth and just a point adrift of leaders Norwich with 15 matches played this season.
“It was good to get back to winning ways, which was a very tough fixture for us,” Wells said.
“QPR played some good football and caused us problems for the whole match, which I predicted.
“Knowing the manager and the quality of the players that have in and around the place I didn’t expect anything less.”
City will be aiming to build on the momentum of getting back to winning ways and maintain their title charge when they host Birmingham City at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
Birmingham, who are 18th in the standings, remain winless in their past five matches, including a 2-1 defeat to Barnsley on Tuesday in which they squandered a second-half lead.