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Bermuda’s blue eyed boy

Bermuda’s football fans were out dancing in the streets this afternoon after their most famous current sports star scored a last minute winner for Huddersfield Town on his debut. I almost joined them doing the electric slide down Middle Road.

By all accounts Ian Holloway’s team deserved a point but Nahki Wells had other ideas and finished excellently to grab all three points for the Terriers.

The local press here are saying that Wells’ undisclosed fee was £1.3m, a lot for someone out of contract in the summer, and smashing Huddersfield’s transfer record. Wells’ goal today was his 16th of the season.

Wells moved to England from Bermuda in 2010 and paid for himself to attend the then brand new Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy in Headingley, near Leeds where ex-pros Mark Ellis and John Hendrie are heavily involved.

Whilst there he had a season with the Academies affiliated non-league team Eccleshill United in the Northern Counties East League, and them moved to Carlisle United. They released him after half a season and I give Wells a lot of credit for not just packing his bag and returning back to the Bermuda sunshine.

He showed his ambition and willingness to work hard and took advantage of a trial by Bradford City. Peter Jackson signed him on a one-year deal before getting the sack but it was under Phil Parkinson that Wells really started to mature and flourish.

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