Goal-scoring debutant on the 1-0 win over Millwall
As debuts go, Nahki Wells’ Huddersfield Town bow must be up there as one of the best in today’s 1-0 home victory over Millwall!
The expectation of the home supporters will have been heaped upon the Club’s record signing when he was introduced as a second-half substitute with the game goalless and he duly delivered with a superbly-taken late finish to secure all three points for the Terriers.
“I’m just delighted to get off to a good start,” Nahki told htafc.com after the full-time whistle.
“I think the most important thing was to get three points. I wanted to get off to winning ways on my debut and fortunately enough we have done that.
“I didn’t get home until late as we were dealing with paperwork until around 8pm, but luckily I got a good night’s sleep. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to come for my debut and to get a goal.”
Today was Wells’ first taste of English second tier football and he believes he has some learning to do in order to adapt to the level:
“This is a big step up for me and the most important thing is that I’ve come here ready to learn and get better. I know my strengths and weaknesses and one of my strengths is scoring goals. Luckily a chance dropped to me.
“I’m coming into a side that plays ‘total football’, passing the football a lot. This means that a lot of my habits will have to be broken; I prefer to play off the shoulder, but a lot of the time I will have to come and link up play and get involved with the game in order to fit into this team. That will come with time, because I’m confident that my hard work will see this happen.”
The Bermudian international is convinced that he has made the right decision to join ‘the Yorkshire Club’ among a lot of reported interest in his services:
“This Club has a good squad and is moving in the right direction. I’m 23 and I will be near the average age of the side today. There are a lot of young players here who have ambitions on making it high.
“I didn’t want to take the wrong opportunity and hinder my success. I’ve come to a Club where the Manager has a lot of faith in me; he believes in what I have to offer. He gave me the opportunity today and I’d like to thank him for taking a gamble on somebody who has, until now, only played in the lower leagues.
“I’d also like to thank Dean (Hoyle) for giving me the opportunity to move to this Club, as well as all the fans that supported me.”
Nahki is now looking forward to his first day at Canalside on Monday ahead of next Saturday’s game at QPR.
“I’m looking forward to starting a full week of training on Monday and getting back in the flow of things, as I didn’t manage to train at all this week. It was a bit ‘off the cuff’ to come on today for 40 minutes and do the best I can and I’m thankful that I’ve come out of it injury-free with three points in the bag.”