Bad news for Swansea – Nahki Wells prefers facing top-flight defenders to those in League Two.

Only Tom Pope and Adebayo Akinfenwa have scored more fourth-tier goals this season than City’s top marksman. But Wells still feels more comfortable competing against the Premier League.

He said: “They allow you to have the ball at times and if you have the ability you can affect them, especially with having pace and skill. So in those games (against Premier League sides), I felt I could really express myself.

“Against Villa when I scored against them, I hadn’t had the chance to express myself like that in League Two for weeks and weeks.

“It just shows you the different sort of football it is. I personally found it a lot easier.”

Wells has attracted attention and there were rumours during the January transfer window of interest from Leeds, Huddersfield and Wolves.

The striker is confident that he is good enough to play at a higher level one day – and even rub shoulders with the likes of Aston Villa, Arsenal and Swansea in the top division.

He said: “You dream of playing at the highest level. You reap some of the headlines when you are a striker scoring goals but hopefully people look at me as someone that’s destined for greatness because I know I am.

“I’m the only one who can hold myself back. I think I can play in the Premier League if given the opportunity.

“There has been speculation about me but I just look at it as a bonus; a compliment really. I’ve taken it with a pinch of salt and tried to keep my head down.

“At the minute I’m a Bradford City player and will be for another two years, unless someone comes in and is interested in taking me out.”