Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman not convinced about Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells

Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells

Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells

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HE may have found the back of the net three times in his last four games – but Huddersfield’s goal-den boy Nahki Wells has failed to impress Dougie Freedman.

The Wanderers boss feels the former Bradford City striker has struggled to live up to his £1.3milion price tag since moving to the John Smith’s Stadium.

Wells has hit a combined 20 goals for the two clubs this season and will have to shoulder even more responsibility up front with top scorer James Vaughan yesterday ruled out for four to six weeks following a knee operation, and Freedman will be hoping his assessment does not come back to haunt him today.

“Everyone knew him at Bradford, where he scored a lot of goals, but I think he’s struggled with his price tag,” he said.

“I think they bought him to push on into the play-offs but experience tells me money is never really the answer.

“They threw money at it and I think he’s struggled a bit with the expectation that he’s come in to get them up there.

“Huddersfield started very well but it’s a long old season and they are starting to find that when you have one or two players missing it can catch up with you.

“One or two injuries have caught up with them and the boy Wells has not really hit the ground running.”

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