Football League World Spotlights Nahki Wells

October 4, 2019

Nahki Wells’ form in front of goal is one of the main talking points this year in the Championship, according to a report in the Football League World website.

The report said, “Queens Park Rangers suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at Cardiff City on Wednesday night, with Mark Warburton’s side being punished for wasting several clear cut chances during a contest which saw them have 14 attempts on goal without success.

“It was a night of missed opportunities for Warburton’s boys as they made their way back to London empty-handed, despite having more possession and shots than their hosts overall, on what was surprisingly poor display from the R’s forwards overall.

“Something that cannot usually be said about striker Nahki Wells this season, with the Bermudian frontman’s form in front of goal being one of the main talking points this year in the Championship, and as such we have decided to focus our latest FLW Spotlight on the exploits of the former Bradford City man by looking in depth at his statistics so far….

“Wells has started five of his eight games for the R’s this season since joining the club on a season-long loan from Premier League Burnley, with his other three appearances coming from the bench for Warburton’s side.

“The ex-Huddersfield Town man has really hit the ground running this term in front of goal, netting five goals already, which is made all the more impressive by the fact that he averages just two shots per game, meaning that his conversion rate must be amongst the best in the division.

“In addition to his goal-scoring talents, Wells has also shown that he can create goals for his teammates, with the Bermudan international laying on one assist so far this season, surely there is more to come from both he and fellow striker Jordan Hugill’s link-up play when they start together up front for the R’s.

“One particular area that Warburton may want Wells to improve upon is his ball retention skills when in possession, with the striker only averaging 18.6 passes per game, yielding a pass success rate of 76.5% this term, no doubt making for grim reading for his manger because of the style of play that the former Glasgow Rangers boss employs, which centres around controlling the ball in the opposition’s half for long periods of time.

“If Wells is to continue to start games regularly for the R’s, he will not only have to maintain his scoring streak but also improve the way he keeps the ball when it is played up to him by his teammates.”

You can read the full story here on the Football League World website.

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