Nakhi Wells ready to star for Clarets


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Nakhi Wells says he is ready to hit the ground running following his move to Burnley on Thursday.

The striker was a key part of Huddersfield’s promotion campaign last term but was deemed surplus to requirements by the Terriers and has now moved across the Pennines on a three-year deal.

Having played in all three divisions of the Football League, Wells believes he is ready to take his chance in the top flight.

The 27-year-old Bermuda international will be seen as a direct replacement for Andre Gray and will be required to provide craft and guile alongside the physicality provided by Chris Wood, Sam Vokes, Jonathan Walters and Ashley Barnes.

Sean Dyche’s side have taken four points from their opening three games and are currently the 2.25 second favourites to go down, with Brighton leading the betting at 2.00.

Despite finishing a decent 16th last term, goals were a problem at times last term but Wells is confident he can prove Huddersfield wrong by doing the business for his new club.

“I have no doubt this is an ideal move for me,” said Wells. “I have played at every level besides the Premier League.

I achieved that by getting promoted [with Huddersfield] and it wasn’t something that was going to change.

I have always wanted to play there. “I’ve documented that way back, when I first broke into the game.

“Now the opportunity is here and I’m very thankful to the football club to give it to me. I feel I can go on and do great things.”

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