Nahki Wells says David Wagner has breathed new life into his Huddersfield Town career.
The Bermuda international striker heads to MK Dons having netted three times in the last four Championship matches.
His haul includes Saturday’s winner against Wolves, setting up Wagner’s 15th-placed team for a tilt at three successive victories for the first time since 2013.
Wells’ 13th goal of the season took his overall Town haul to 34 and put him in the club’s all-time top 50 scorers.
And statistics produced by the Trinity Mirror data unit have shown the club-record £1.3m signing from Bradford City is among the 10 most lethal strikers in the division.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Wells under Chris Powell.
But the 25-year-old has been a regular starter since Wagner’s appointment in November.
Already a goal shy of last season’s total, Wells said: “I am scoring regularly, probably for the first time in my Huddersfield career, and that’s down to the manager.
“Against Wolves I wasn’t having my best game, to be honest, and he could have taken me off.
“But he stuck with me and fortunately I was able to get the goal.
“My confidence is high and that’s down to the new manager.”
Wells says he isn’t the only Town player to benefit from a new brand of football and new management style.
“It’s all the front four,” he explained.
“We are all relishing it. We were all hit and miss before the new manager came in and now we’re all flying.
“Credit to the gaffer and credit to us for buying into what he wants.
“He deserves a lot of credit for believing in us and tells us: ‘You make mistakes, you keep going’.
“We are not afraid to try stuff, and it’s working.”