Nahki Wells makes honest Bristol City admission ahead of Bermuda clash

Nahki Wells of Bermuda has opened up on his season with Bristol City.

Bristol City forward Nahki Wells is looking to recapture his form after his international match for Bermuda.

The 32-year-old lost his place in the starting 11 last year, making only seven starts in his 32 appearances for Nigel Pearson’s side, scoring three times.  

The striker is one of the highest-paid players at Ashton Gate and must do more if he wants to remain at the club for the long run.

Wells has only one year left on his current deal but believes his upcoming international games can help him regain his form and kick-start his career again.

Now, Bermuda captain Wells’ knows he must lead by example as one of the squad’s most experienced members against Haiti.

Speaking at the Bermuda versus Haiti press conference, he said: “Not having the season I wanted this year, I probably have a little more of a chip on my shoulder and a bit more hunger to go out there and do well and score some goals.

“That’s the mentality I am taking into Saturday. I am always hungry and being able to lead us out is going to be a huge honour for myself. I don’t think I have played in Bermuda and captained my country for quite some time, and so I am definitely looking forward to the opening fixtures.”  

Bermuda and Wells are the firm underdogs for this clash but he understands the assignment, saying: “Probably the toughest tie potentially for ourselves and the biggest one being at home against the potential favourites of our group.

 “We know what we are up against, but we also know what it’s like to play here and we will make that as difficult for them as possible.

“It’s always special playing in Bermuda; it’s very unique. It’s not something that many of us pretty much can express what it feels like to play in front of your country.

“The objective is to win the group, get back to League A and get automatic qualification into the Gold Cup. So that’s our main focus and we know more than likely if we want to get that we need to make sure we get points off Haiti starting on Saturday.”

A motivated Wells is a good sign for Bristol City supporters and Pearson will be keeping a close eye on the fixture and his player's performance.  

The Bermuda captain’s future is still up in the air but if he can get amongst the goals again, he can still play an important role for City next season.