Huddersfield Town finished 2014 with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers as Nahki Wells stepped off the bench to seal all three points.

Town had conceded twice late on in the 2-2 draw at Rotherham United to throw away a precious two points but were behind in under a minute here as Darren Pratley lashed home unmarked from just inside the penalty area.

The Terriers responded though and levelled just before the break through Jacob Butterfield's stunner, with substitute Wells then coming on to secure a first win in four league games with a cool finish from Jonathan Hogg's pass.

But how did each Town player rank in the return to winning ways?

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Smithies - Made a stunning first-half parry to stop Eidur Gudjohnsen from doubling Wanderers' lead and was solid with his handling throughout. Alleviated pressure with some successful claims from crosses too. Had no chance for the goal. 6.

Smith - Recovered admirably after a first-minute lapse saw him concede the free-kick from which the visitors opened the scoring and was booked for a rash challenge of Gudjohnsen. But stuck to the task and was rewarded with a fine defensive display thereafter. 6.

Hudson - Must take some responsibility for his part in the Bolton goal but was otherwise fairly solid. His communication with defensive partner Murray Wallace was not always effective and he was guilty of losing Gudjohnsen on a few occasions. 5.

Wallace - Some aspects of his performance were good and others not so much. He was a dominant presence in both boxes in the air but his positioning came into question on a few occasions. 5.

Robinson - Looks to have cemented the left-back spot as his own after a consistent run of games and he is finally discovering his best form. Composed with the ball and made a number of good challenges. 6.

Scannell - A livewire once more and his threat was palpable each time he received possession, with Bolton's makeshift left-back Tim Ream unsure whether to mark tightly or sit deeper. Provided telling crosses and had a hand in Butterfield's strike. 7.

Butterfield - A marvellous midfield showing from Town's creator-in-chief, who dictated the tempo of the game but was also prepared to do the dirty work to turn the ball over for his side. Deserved his goal, which was an outstanding finish.

Hogg - One of his most influential games in a Town shirt from recent memory. Had a direct hand in both goals, with his pass for Wells' winner particularly eye-catching, and got stuck in to Bolton's midfield unit as Town came out on top in that particular battle. 7.

Coady - Slightly less effective than his last outing at Rotherham but it was another solid and composed display from Town's midfield enforcer. His clever positioning allowed Butterfield the freedom to get forward and trouble the visitors. 6.

Bunn - Did not really get the better of marker Josh Vela and was unable to have the desired impact up front either. Fought tirelessly, but it wasn't one of his finest displays this season. 5.

Vaughan - Showed some neat touches and was alert in the penalty area on a couple of occasions to get snapshots away but his composure wasn't always there. He showed signs of fatigue too, which is to be expected after his lengthy absence. 5.

Substitutes:

Wells - The matchwinner for Town and although his impact otherwise focused more on helping Town's defensive side of the game, he showed superb calmness in front of goal to dispatch the winner past Andy Lonergan. 7.

Hammill - Handed a brief run-out and tracked back well enough as Bolton applied late pressure. 6.

Gerrard - Only came on for the very final stages. 5.

 
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