Another great day for Bermuda’s own Nahki Wells who said his “main focus” was do do his best for Bristol City today.
And it was great to get a “good reception from the fans” he said today, after making his debut with Bristol City, who claimed a 1-0 victory over his former side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) this weekend.
This just three days after Bristol City signed Wells saying they were “thrilled to welcome” him on board as the new player “with so much talent”.
The Bermudian striker, who is one of the top goal scorers in the Championship League, joined Bristol City on a three-and-a-half year contract.
Speaking after the game today, he said: “A great debut coming in and getting win against my former side. I’m happy, over the moon and the most important thing was the three points and we got that today.
“It was great to come on and get a good reception from the QPR fans and equally got a huge good reception from the Bristol fans – was great.
“It was a weird feeling, emotion running through me heading in today and coming in, but the main focus was to do the best I can for Bristol City and I believe I done that.”
Asked about the tough second half, Wells replied: “It’s not an easy place. They do get on top of you and they do have some very good attacking players.
“The attacking elements are relentless, but we showed that endeavor today, why we’ve had back to back clean sheets and constantly defend it very well and we could have pinched a second, and probably deserved to get a second, but equally they put a lot of pressure on us, so they made it difficult for us, which we expected. But we dug deeper and kept the clean sheet and got the win.”
Asked about making his potential home debut for Bristol City, Wells said: “I’ll be well up for it. Only been in the doors for less than 48 hours, having to get used to the new regime, used to the new players , and the new systems and how the manager works and everything.”
Interview with Wells via the Bristol City YouTube channel:
At the 62nd minute of the game, Bristol City brought on Wells, with the 29-year-old Bermudian making his debut for his new team. Neither team scored for the remainder of the match, and Bristol claimed the 1-0 victory.
While making the announcement earlier this week, Bristol City Chief Executive Officer Mark Ashton said: “We are thrilled to welcome Nahki Wells to Bristol City, which is a really exciting transfer for us.
“Nahki is a player we have watched for a long time and we know just how talented he is with a goalscoring record that really does speak for itself.”
A video tweeted by Bristol City of the team’s arrival today showed fans enthusiastically greeting Wells, who stopped to sign autographs and pose for photos with people.
After he signed with Bristol, Wells — who is one of the top goal scorers in the Championship League — said, “It’s been a rollercoaster few days but I’m delighted to be here now and ready to start the new journey.
“Everything here is fantastic: the club, the facility, the stadium and everything looks like it is moving in the right direction and it’s something I’m looking forward to embracing very soon.”
Wells, has scored 15 goals in all competitions so far this season, added, “I’m in a good run of form, scoring goals of recent and I’m excited to try and carry on that form to help this club move in the direction they want to [be heading in],” he continued.
“I’m just a striker who’s hungry to score goals and do well, willing to work hard for the team, create and be among the attacking play. As a player I will always give 100 per cent and try to do what’s right by the team.
“I’ve always been known for scoring goals and trying to be in the right place at the right time so if the chances are being created, I know I will be able to score. We have players who create chances so I’m looking forward to getting on the end of that.”