Nahki Wells signing a big deal as he's only going to get better, says Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nahki Wells scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the victory over Burton on Tuesday Nahki Wells scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the victory over Burton on Tuesday

Phil Parkinson predicts Nahki Wells will get even better after the exciting striker committed his future to City for the next three years.

Wells removed the speculation over his future by signing the new much-improved deal that has been on the table since last season finished.

It will keep him at Valley Parade until the end of June 2015. It is a huge pre-match boost ahead of this afternoon’s home clash with fellow pace-setters Port Vale.

And boss Parkinson was delighted to get rid of the uncertainty over the Bermudian’s position.

He said: “We didn’t want to let Nahki’s contract situation affect him or affect the club’s progress.

“We didn’t want to get into that scenario. That’s why we’re so pleased to have got it resolved now.

“We want to keep our best young players and Nahki is certainly one of those. He’s made really good progress in the last 12 months and I’m confident he will keep improving as a player.

“I know he has got a hunger to be successful and a real desire to be the best he can.

“Nahki will keep improving, there’s no question about that. He has got a real focus.

“It’s great for us. He is ambitious and has a great attitude to do well.”

Wells has burst on to the scene since former City winger Mark Ellis first brought him to the club’s attention.

He established his place alongside James Hanson during the second half of last season and scored 12 goals, including a hat-trick at Northampton in April.

Alan Connell’s arrival from Swindon has upped the competition for the current campaign but Wells is still level top scorer with Hanson on five.

He came off the bench on Tuesday to spark the dramatic comeback win over Burton with two late goals.

Having feared at one stage that City could lose Wells next summer, Parkinson can now relish his pace and shooting power continuing to unhinge opposition defenders.

Parkinson added: “Nahki is a talented player and his biggest attribute is the ability to finish with both feet. He is a very cool finisher.

“Getting players who are natural goalscorers is difficult and Nahki has definitely got that attribute.”

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8:50am Sat 29 Sep 12

jamiejoe says...

... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!!

follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow
... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!! follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow jamiejoe
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9:27am Sat 29 Sep 12

lttlewhitebull says...

jamiejoe wrote:
... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!!

follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow
whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season.
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: ... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!! follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow[/p][/quote]whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season. lttlewhitebull
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9:53am Sat 29 Sep 12

1 bingley bantam says...

lttlewhitebull wrote:
jamiejoe wrote: ... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!! follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow
whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season.
Delighted to get get Nahki signed up a very big positive for us.
But major alarm bells didnt realise Reids contract is up in the summer this has to now become a priority!
[quote][p][bold]lttlewhitebull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: ... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!! follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow[/p][/quote]whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season.[/p][/quote]Delighted to get get Nahki signed up a very big positive for us. But major alarm bells didnt realise Reids contract is up in the summer this has to now become a priority! 1 bingley bantam
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10:40am Sat 29 Sep 12

Waynus1971 says...

lttlewhitebull wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!!

follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow
whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season.
Sorry, but I just can't agree Reid is our stand out player. Don't get me wrong, he is very good at this level, but he does have his development areas too. Jones is our stand out player and he too has only got a 1 yr deal, as have Davies and Doyle (?)

The issue with Reid is interesting. Only a couple of weeks ago, he was getting stick from posters on here and similar. Comments such as comparable to Daley (not enough consistency), poor end product and waits for 2+ men to be on him beforehe tries to attack. On Tuesday night, we saw what he is capable of when he attacks he full back first time. Still needs to do this more often, because when he does, he is unplayable.

I admire his work rate without the ball, but think he can do more going forward, as was proved Tuesday when the full back was left for dead every time. Still, better than Daley, but not the stand out player in my eyes. If we do get promoted, is there a more consistent player out there?
[quote][p][bold]lttlewhitebull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: ... he has all the attributes and contrary to speculation he seems to have the right attitude too - go for it lad ~ movin' on up with the right club!! follow in the footseps of Hendrie, McCall, Ellis, Campbell, Abbott and Co. or Don Goodman is a good role model to follow[/p][/quote]whilst pleased to have Nahki Wells sign a new deal I am much more concerned with getting Kyle Reid signed up long term as he IMO is our outstanding player and being southern based may be open to having someone whisper in his ear as his contract expires at the end of this season.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but I just can't agree Reid is our stand out player. Don't get me wrong, he is very good at this level, but he does have his development areas too. Jones is our stand out player and he too has only got a 1 yr deal, as have Davies and Doyle (?) The issue with Reid is interesting. Only a couple of weeks ago, he was getting stick from posters on here and similar. Comments such as comparable to Daley (not enough consistency), poor end product and waits for 2+ men to be on him beforehe tries to attack. On Tuesday night, we saw what he is capable of when he attacks he full back first time. Still needs to do this more often, because when he does, he is unplayable. I admire his work rate without the ball, but think he can do more going forward, as was proved Tuesday when the full back was left for dead every time. Still, better than Daley, but not the stand out player in my eyes. If we do get promoted, is there a more consistent player out there? Waynus1971
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11:41am Sat 29 Sep 12

lawsonio123 says...

CONTRACTS.Mr Parkinson knows what he is doing.Just have faith and let him get on with it.All will be well.
CONTRACTS.Mr Parkinson knows what he is doing.Just have faith and let him get on with it.All will be well. lawsonio123
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12:13pm Sat 29 Sep 12

settler07 says...

Great news of course. Cant get too carried away re other players contracts as unless we get promoted we cant afford to keep them all anyway. so i am sure contracts are high on the agenda but too early yet for some of the higher earners.
Great news of course. Cant get too carried away re other players contracts as unless we get promoted we cant afford to keep them all anyway. so i am sure contracts are high on the agenda but too early yet for some of the higher earners. settler07
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1:29pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Meat Pie says...

Fantastic news !
Fantastic news ! Meat Pie
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2:08pm Sat 29 Sep 12

shoesman1 says...

good look to all the players and fans for another great game and result again come on city
good look to all the players and fans for another great game and result again come on city shoesman1
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5:16pm Sat 29 Sep 12

my only vision says...

Good boy Nahki, I'm proud of you young blood. Any idea how much contract is worth anyone......... Lets go Bradford
Good boy Nahki, I'm proud of you young blood. Any idea how much contract is worth anyone......... Lets go Bradford my only vision
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