Nahki Wells Continues To Impress Carlisle

February 17, 2011

nahki wells footballCarlisle’s manager says Bermuda striker Nahki Wells — who began playing for the English Divison One club in January – is getting closer to a first-team place after impressing in training.

Former Bermuda Hogges and Dandy Town player Mr. Wells came off the bench for a 20-minute appearance at Southampton on Saturday and United manager Greg Abbott is encouraged by the young frontman’s progress.

“Nahki has been really lively in training and it was a chance to have a look at him,” Mr. Abbott told a Carlisle newspaper this week. “Saturday will have given him more of an idea about what the game is about, in terms of its tempo and pace.

“It’s an education for him and that’s what he is here for –- to learn and develop into a better player.”

Southampton forced a narrow 1-0 victory over Mr. Abbott’s team on Saturday.

When Carlisle recruited the 19-year-old Bermuda international last year, Mr. Abott  said Mr. Wells would not not immediately be in first-team contention.

“He is very quick with great ability on the ball and we think he is one that will excite people,” said the United boss, who beat off competition from Ipswich and Hull to land the Bermudian frontman.

Mr. Wells has been studying in England with the International Academic and Soccer Academy (IASA) in Leeds and was recommended to Mr.  Abbott by his former Bradford team-mate Mark Ellis, who has worked with Wells in the IASA.

The former Dandy Town star impressed the United boss in a short trial spell.

“We have seen enough to think he may be a good acquisition, Mr. Abbott said. “Hopefully Nahki will show us enough to make an impression in England. He hasn’t come as a first-team player now and the financial side of the deal reflects that. We just need to be patient and see how he develops.”

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  1. One Love says:

    Well done!!!