Nahki Wells became Huddersfield Town's super sub as he fired home an 85th-minute goal to clinch a welcome come-from-behind 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.

The Bermudian held his nerve to slot a low shot past keeper Andy Lonergan after being played in by Jonathan Hogg.

Town had trailed to Darren Pratley's sizzling strike after just 39 seconds, but got back into it two minutes before the break thanks to Jacob Butterfield's beauty.

Both sides made one change as they went into action for the second time in three days.

Midfielder Hogg, who missed the 2-2 draw at Rotherham United through illness, returned in place of loan striker Grant Holt (knee).

The 33-year-old has gone back to parent club Wigan Athletic.

Bolton brought in former Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter for Rob Hall, who dropped to the bench, as they looked to build on their 2-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers.

The John Smith's Stadium pitch still had white patches after the recent cold snap, but Bolton made a red-hot start with their early goal.

Midfielder Pratley fizzed the ball home after a free-kick from the visitors' left was cleared to the edge of the penalty area.

 

Town hit back, forcing four corners inside the seven-minute mark, but they were unable to make their possession pay.

Murray Wallace had a header deflected off target before Sean Scannell, racing on to a Conor Coady through ball, was dispossessed by Dorian Dervite as he shaped to shoot.

Then Bolton had Lonergan to thank as he pulled off good saves from James Vaughan and Harry Bunn.

At the other end, Alex Smithies showed good reflexes to deny Eidur Gudjohnsen after he was teed up by Liam Feeney.

Vaughan miscued his effort from Scannell's cross, but Butterfield was accurate with his 43rd-minute shot past Lonergan after good play down the right wing.

Gudjohnsen earned Bolton a 54th-minute free-kick in a dangerous position after being fouled by Mark Hudson, but thumped his shot straight into the Town wall.

As the surface became slippier, Butterfield's deflected shot was held by Lonergan, then Vaughan headed off target from Tommy Smith's cross, but clear-cut chances were still rare.

Bolton brought on veteran striker Emile Heskey while Town introduced Wells in place of Bunn with 15 minutes left.

And club-record £1.3m man Wells made his mark to clinch a crucial first victory in four Championship clashes for Town.