Phil Parkinson reckons globe-trotting Nahki Wells has put himself on the football map with his FA Cup wonder goal.

And he has challenged the young Bermudian to prove he can live up to the hype.

Wells flies back into England today after scoring a SECOND superb strike for his country in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The striker smashed a 25-yarder on the turn as Bermuda beat Barbados 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier.

Now Parkinson wants to see Wells, who signed a one-year deal in the summer, get his feet back on the ground and forge out a case for a regular spot in the City side.

The Bantams chief said: “I think his goal on Saturday has brought him to the notice of a lot of people. But he knows he’s got to do more than that.

“It was an incredible finish but we know that he’s capable of that. He strikes a ball so well that it wasn’t a case of us thinking ‘where’d he pull that out from?’ “He is a really exciting prospect for us and now we want to see him progress from that.

“The problem I’ve had with Nahki is that he’s been away from the building for too long because he’s been away on internationals.

“We’ve told him that if he wants to carve out a career for himself then he’s going to have to commit (to us). He did that last week after we spoke to the Bermuda FA and it was well worth him staying.”

Wells came to City’s attention through the RIASA transatlantic academy set up by former City winger Mark Ellis. The 21-year-old is a great advert for his programme but Ellis also added a few words of caution.

He said: “I’m made up for him but Nahki can’t get carried away. He’s got a long way to go and he hasn’t started a full game yet.

“But I’ve seen him score four or five goals like that. It doesn’t matter what level you’re playing if you can strike that sort of shot.

“When Peter Jackson was here, I said he should give Nahki a go and he started laughing and asked tongue-in-cheek if I was on a commission! Then he left and Nahki scored in the next game against Barnet.

“Two goals doesn’t make a player but he’s shown what he can do if he keeps working hard.”

The laid-back Wells has always maintained he can crack the English game given the chance.

He said: “Football is football and you do what works in the situation you are in.

“I haven’t really felt any pressure since I’ve been in England. The pressure of the fans is probably the toughest because you want to do well to please them.”

* City Supporters’ Trust stage their annual meeting tonight at the Midland Hotel, starting at 7.30.