Huddersfield boss Mark Robins described Nahki Wells’ dream last-minute debut winner against Millwall as “a real poacher’s goal”.
Wells became Town’s record signing on Friday night – thought to be in the region of £1.5million – when he moved from the Bantams and he came on early in the second half with the game deadlocked.
The Bermuda-born striker, who had scored 15 goals for City this season, produced a great finish in the 90th minute to justify Robins’ decision to move swiftly in the transfer window.
“It was a real poacher’s goal and an outstanding finish,” said Robins, who described Wells as an “absolute snip”.
“That goal will certainly settle him down and he can go on from here. You can’t teach what he did.”
With other Championship clubs and a Premier League outfit rumoured to be interested in signings Wells, Robins said: “It’s a real coup for us.
“We have heard people question why he has signed for Huddersfield, saying it is tantamount to lacking ambition but that’s ignorant.
“These comments come from people who have no idea what’s going on here but that’s fine.”
Robins added: “Bradford wanted to do the business early and so did we. If we had waited until later in the window we would have been struggling.”
In a game of few chances, Scott McDonald’s shot was deflected onto the foot of a post before the break for Millwall.
Wells’ winner was worth waiting for.
The back-pedalling Jack Smith headed back towards his own goal and Wells nipped in to fire home from a tight angle.