[Updated: Wells scores second goal + video added]
With his goal in today’s [Aug 24] match against Sheffield United, Bermudian Nahki Wells has become the first Bradford City player to score in eight consecutive games.
Bradford City has been in existence for over 100 years, having played their first ever Football League game against Grimsby Town on 1 September 1903.
The 23-year-old striker came into the game as one of only three players in Bradford history to have scored for seven consecutive games.
Wells was the first to do it in 51 years since David Layne in the 1962 season, who followed after a similar feat by John McCole three years earlier.
Wells scored in the 45th minute of today’s game, which as of this writing Bradford is leading 1-0. It is now half time, and we will update with the final score as able.
The former Dandy Town player had 26 goals last season, and set an aim of 30 goals this season following Bradford’s promotion to a higher league.
Update 12.45pm: Nahki Wells has put the proverbial icing on the cake by scoring a second goal in the 87th minute of play.
Update 12.53pm: Bradford won the match 2-0. There were almost 19,000 spectators in attendance.
Update 3.43pm: Bradford assistant Steve Parkin told the UK media: “As far as we are concerned he is not leaving Bradford City. Other clubs have had 12 months to have a look at him and we are not going to sell him a week before the transfer window closes.
“Both chairmen let us put a squad together to get promoted last season and hopefully to get promoted this season. You don’t sell your best players if you want success. It is a no-go area.
“It is terrific when you have a goal scorer like Nahki in the team, but he has a long way to go and it is important that he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps learning from the manager and the staff.”
Update 4.03pm: Courtesy of YouTuber “Bantam Parader” the video of Wells second goal today: