Nahki Wells is out on his own when it comes to Huddersfield Town goalscorers in 2014 and his 16-goal tally does not look like being beaten for the rest of the calendar year.

Town have scored a total of 59 goals across all competitions since January, with Martin Paterson hitting their very first in a 3-2 reverse at Burnley on New Year's Day as part of a brace.

Their most recent goal came via the head of Joel Lynch in a 3-1 defeat at Fulham and the central defender is one of 17 different scorers for the Terriers in 2014 as well as a solitary own-goal - coming in the 3-2 FA Cup win at Grimsby Town in January.

Former players feature on the list, with the likes of Adam Clayton and Oliver Norwood high on the list having struck four and three times respectively before moving onto pastures new, while Calum Woods scored in a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth last season.

In fact, only three players have scored more goals in this calendar year than Clayton, indicative of the struggles Town had in front of goal in the second half of last season and the form of Wells.

The goals provided by the January signing from Bradford City have amounted to some 27% of the 59 scored in total, with his closest competitors being Harry Bunn - whose six have all arrived in 2014/2015 - and Danny Ward.

Huddersfield Town's top scorers in 2014

16

Nahki Wells

6

Harry Bunn

5

Danny Ward

 

Each of Ward's five strikes came last season, aided by a hat-trick at Watford on the final day of last season, but he has yet to score so far this term.

Someone who is yet to score at all in 2014 is James Vaughan, with the striker's persistent injury problems putting paid to his chances of helping Wells up front.

Loan signing Grant Holt has managed two, but the fact Jacob Butterfield is Town's third-highest goalscorer this season with three epitomises the need to offer more support to nine-goal Wells.

11 of the 17 players to have scored in 2014 have netted in the current campaign, with Paterson - now out on loan at Fleetwood Town - and Adam Hammill the only players in addition to Ward who have failed to replicate their form in front of goal from last season.

Huddersfield Town's top scorers this season

Nahki Wells

9

Harry Bunn

6

Jacob Butterfield

3

In terms of goals per position, of the 17 scorers four have been defenders, with former full-back Woods the only man on the list who does not ply his trade in central defence.

Joel Lynch and Murray Wallace lead the way with two apiece from a defensive perspective, while four central midfielders (Clayton, Norwood, Butterfield and Conor Coady) and five wingers (Ward, Hammill, Bunn, Sean Scannell and Joe Lolley) represent the midfield goal tally.

Which means that just four strikers have netted so far this year for Town, with Jonathan Stead (2) adding to the tallies of Paterson (3) and Holt (2).

Barring an amazing run in front of goal form Bunn in the remaining six games before 2015, Wells will end his first year at the club as the top scorer and at a canter too.

The fact he has scored 70% of goals from strikers, of which two are now out on loan, underlines his importance to Town and how others must follow his lead.