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David Wagner: Why Nahki Wells made the difference for Huddersfield Town against Wolves

Bermudian bags 13th goal of the season

Matchwinner Nahki Wells takes on Wolves' Matt Doherty

Nahki Wells provided admirer Kenny Jackett with a reminder of his goal-poaching prowess by clinching Huddersfield Town’s 1-0 win over Wolves.

Molineux manager Jackett, reportedly interested in the Bermudian during the January transfer window, could only watch in anguish as Wells’ 79th-minute strike made it two victories running for Town and six games without a win for the visitors.

It was a third goal in four games for Town’s top scorer, who now has 13 for the season.

Head coach David Wagner, whose side are 15th in the Championship, smiled: “Nahki is very strong mentally and he kept going.

“He knows he will always be offered chances so he has to stay focused, and it was a great goal.

“I was proud of our performance because we worked very hard to get the win and showed we have learned from past matches.”

Jackett, who fielded ex-Town midfielder Conor Coady, said: “I felt it was a battle, a scrappy game.

“In the first half probably Huddersfield had more of it although we defended well.

“In the second period I thought we got on top of them and had some good breaks.

“But there’s a key moment in the game, obviously Wells is a goalscorer, and he’s put the chance away.”


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