Nahki Wells’s 11-word social media message that Bristol City fans will love

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The 32-year-old hit the back of the net for a fourth time this season, 25 games fewer than last season

Nahki Wells made the most of his extended run in the side with a brace in the 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday.

The result moved the Robins to within two points of the automatic spots and firmly in the Championship play-off picture.

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Posting on Instagram on Monday morning, the Bermuda international posted an 11 word message that Bristol City fans will love.

The 32-year-old captioned a photo of him celebrating against Blackburn with a post saying: ‘A team moving in the right direction. Long may that continue,’ which had a praying emoji and a fingers crossed emoji alongside of it.

Wells’ words resonate well with a team that has bounced back from defeats to Hull City and Sunderland to go on an eight-game unbeaten run.

Early season predictions by media pundits and bookmakers had City as one of the teams to go down but they are defying expectations eight games into the campaign.

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Manager Nigel Pearson added to the Bristol Post in his-match press conference: "Nahki is a good finisher but today, his work rate and understanding of the team was right up there and it was a good contribution from him.

"He’s got a real enthusiasm for a senior player and it’s infectious too. He cares a lot about his football and it hurts when he’s not playing but last year when he didn’t get many opportunities he was a really good team-mate to his peers and very supportive of them. He deserves his chance and he’s taken it well so far."

Wells has already eclipsed his goals return of three last year having also scored against Huddersfield Town last Wednesday, as well as in the midweek win against Luton Town over a fortnight ago.

As Antoine Semenyo makes a phased return to the side following a lay-off from a shin injury sustained on international duty, Wells has been presented with a number of starts.

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After assisting two of the four goals against Wycombe Wanderers, he has started in six of the last seven matches, which is an improvement on the opportunities he was afforded last season.

Alongside academy graduate Tommy Conway, who continues his own run of goals, the pair have made for a strong strike partnership, returning goals from both players.

Wells assisted Conway for his goal in the 2-0 win over Cardiff City in the Severnside Derby and has racked up a total of 575 minutes so far.

It has seen Chris Martin have to settle for a place on the bench whilst Semenyo despite scoring three goals in four matches, has been limited to making cameos as a substitute.

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