Nahki Wells has pledged to stay positive as he works to end his goal drought.

The 24-year-old Town-record £1.3m signing from Bradford City is his club’s nine-goal top scorer and has 16 in all since signing last January.

But he hasn’t hit the net since the 3-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on November 1.

It’s now five games and 355 minutes on the pitch without notching.

“I’m really disappointed I didn’t score. I felt I should have got one,” he said. “It’s just not falling for me at the minute, and I felt a bit lethargic.

“But I know I have to keep my head up and keep working and I will. I know what I am capable of and I will stay positive.”

Wells had the consolation of creating Sean Scannell’s opener.

 

“The three points is the most important thing,” he added.

“It was a great performance and it was great to see all the lads working for each other.

“There were people putting their bodies on the line to make blocks.

“And I thought all the lads applied themselves 100% record to get the win against a good team.

“We all worked together to get a good three points.”

Manager Chris Powell said of Wells: “I thought Nahki was a thorn in their side often.

“He should have got a goal, and it was similar to the previous home game against Sheffield Wednesday, with the keeper spreading himself to make a good save from a similar kind of position.

“We know what Nahki can do, and he also made a good delivery for Sean to score his goal.”

Scannell, who has two goals this season and six in all for Town, was making his 100th appearance for the club while Jacob Butterfield brought up a career century of league games.

Meanwhile the win was a great way for recalled Jonathan Hogg to celebrate his 26th birthday.

Town Juniors suffered a disappointing first defeat in nine Professional Development League games, 2-1 against Nottingham Forest at PPG Canalside.