Nahki Wells is eager to mark the first anniversary of his Huddersfield Town record £1.3m move from Bradford City by helping Chris Powell’s side topple Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
The £1.3m Bermudian striker completed his move across West Yorkshire on January 10 last year – and marked his debut by coming on as a substitute to claim a dramatic home winner against Millwall.
Former Carlisle United player Wells has spent more time on the bench than he would have liked, but is still Town’s 10-goal top scorer this time, having notched seven for the club last season.
And as sources brushed off suggestions of interest from Premier League Burnley, the 24-year-old insisted their is plenty more to come from both him and his 18th-placed team.
“I am pleased to reach double figures, but at the same time, I did set myself a higher target for this stage of the campaign,” explained Wells, who has 17 starts and six substitute appearances in the current campaign.
“To be fair, I could easily be sitting on 14 or 15 goals with a slice of luck or a bit more game time.
“But that’s football and I will deal with it.
“I will work as hard as I can to reach my end-of-season target.”
Town will aim to bounce back from their FA Cup third-round exit against Reading as they play their third straight home game against fifth-placed Watford.
Wells, talking to Bermuda’s Royal Gazette, added: “I don’t think our league position justifies or sums us up. I think we are a bit unlucky to be in the position we are in.
“We know we are only three points off mid-table, so we could well easily be sitting in 11th or 12th very happy with what we have done for the first half of the season.
“But we are where we are because of simple mistakes and have given up late goals, which ended up costing us.
“We are not happy with our position and we do think we are a lot better than that and are confident that we will start climbing the table.
“It’s not an easy league, but I think we are totally capable of improving and putting together a run of games again.”