Nahki Wells Reflects On Season So Far

September 13, 2022

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Nahki Wells says he is enjoying a new lease of life at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City and feels like he will score in every match.

The Bermuda forward has repaid the faith shown in him by City manager Nigel Pearson by scoring four goals already this season.

It is a marked contrast from last term when Wells was reduced to just seven starts in all competitions, netting a meagre three goals.

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“It is very difficult when you aren’t getting opportunities, and I think sometimes some opportunities are easier than others,” Wells told Bristol Live.

“Sometimes you need luck, a bit of fortune. I got given a few opportunities last season, and I wasn’t able to take them like I’ve been able to this year.

“I wouldn’t say I was unprepared or wasn’t ready mentally; sometimes it just doesn’t happy for you.”

City, who play Norwich City away this week, are flying high in fourth place in the league table, and Wells believes he can score a bucketful of goals this season if the team continues to create chances for him.

“It’s one of the best sides and periods in my footballing career that I’ve enjoyed playing in,” Wells added. “We’re a really well-balanced team at the moment, which gives the forwards the platform to be free and creative and make things happen.

“This season it’s a lot easier, last season I might have got a chance once every two or three games, and now I feel like I’ll get a chance in each half of football, and when you’re in a good place physically and mentally, then you can back yourself to take it. That’s what I’m doing right now. I feel like if one falls to me, I’ll take it.”

The 32-year-old believes he is developing a potent partnership with promising young striker Tommy Conway, who has caught the eye by scoring six goals this campaign.

“We know each other well on and off the pitch, and that makes it easier,” Wells said.

“If you look through the majority of good things we’re able to do as a team, it’s probably come from one of us being pests or not giving up.

“Challenging players twice our size and chasing down things, it’s going to have a knock-on effect. I believe that’s been the most important pedigree for what has helped us do so well.”

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