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Nahki Wells just one goal from becoming a Bradford City gr-eight
Nahki Wells will write himself into the City record books with another goal against Sheffield United.
The striker is on a red-hot streak of scoring in each of his last seven games – a feat that has been previously achieved only twice before in club history.
Wells is the first to do it in 51 years since David Layne at the end of the 1962 season. John McCole had managed a similar run three years earlier.
Wells maintained his 100 per cent start to the new campaign at Port Vale to take his tally to four goals. He had previously scored in both play-off semi-finals and the final in League Two.
Phil Parkinson said: “I was pleased for Nahki to score again. He played a lot better second half after being quiet. He played with more intensity and got his rewards and it keeps his tally ticking over.”
City legend Stuart McCall believes it is crucial for the club to hang on to Wells and James Hanson and resist any late interest during the transfer window.
The Motherwell boss said: “Nahki can play a big part this season for City. He’s very sharp, knows where the goal is and is improving all the time, like big James.
“If they hadn’t gone up, the club might naturally have had to look at cashing in on him. I can see other people coming to have a look at him but hopefully they aren’t under any pressure to sell now.
“I was at the Rochdale game a couple of years ago when he put one in from 35 yards and sat there thinking ‘who is this kid?’ He has really developed and is getting good coaching there.
“It’s a great partnership with him and big James. Both of them will score goals and create ones for each other.
“Nahki is a constant threat and always looking to get in behind (defenders).
“As a back four, you want to keep big James outside the box and squeeze him out. But if you come too high up, Wells will get behind you – and that’s a really dangerous combination to have.
“They are both at a good age and great prospects. It’s a good thing for Bradford to have two players like that.”
Hanson was due to undergo a hospital check yesterday afternoon on his injured left hand. He was forced to play in a bandage at the weekend.
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