Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson hailed top scorer Nahki Wells, with the striker aiming to net in three matches running for the first time this season.

The Bermudian international has Birmingham City in his sights after helping Town win 2-0 at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and grabbing the equaliser in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Rotherham United.

Wells, who has set a 20-goal target, is on 18 with three games remaining and his side 16th in the Championship and certain of second-tier status next season.

The club-record £1.3m signing now has 39 goals since his January 2014 move from Bradford City, for whom he notched 53.

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In league games only, he is the Championship’s fourth-highest scorer on 17 behind Burnley’s Andre Gray on 24 (two for Brentford), Fulham’s Ross McCormack (21) and Hull City’s Abel Hernandez (18).

“Nahki has pressure on his shoulders, but he stays patient and always works so hard,” said centre-back Hudson.

“He always gets in the right positions, and while he knows from time to time he’s going to miss chances, he keeps going.

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“You have to take your hat off to him for his strength of character and skill.”

Wells scored in Town’s 2-0 win at Birmingham in December, the first of their 10 under head coach Wagner.

Saturday’s home showdown presents the chance of a third double after Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic.

Birmingham are ninth and seeking a first win in four.

Gary Rowett’s side drew 2-2 at home to Preston North End on Tuesday.