Player profile: Nahki Wells, striker, Bradford City

Nahki Wells' impressive form has taken him to Wembley twice this season. Photo: PA

Name: Nahki Wells

Position: Striker

Born: 1990

Club: Bradford City

Country: Bermuda

Bradford's rollercoaster season has seen many of their players come to the fore, with Bermudan striker Nahki Wells the most prominent. The pacey forward has scored 25 goals this season, which is one of the key reasons the Yorkshire outfit have made it to Wembley on two separate occasions.

Wells has terrified League Two defences all season and also gave a torrid time to Arsenal's experienced centre-back pairing of Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker in their League Cup tie at Valley Parade.

As a youngster in Bermuda, Wells' talent was recognised early, as he was offered a contract with Ajax following a trial, but ultimately didn't sign for the Dutch giants. Following time playing in his nation of birth Wells came to England to play non-league football, and eventually earned himself a deal with Carlisle, but struggled to make an impact at Brunton Park.

Following his release by the Cumbrians, Wells got a trial with Bradford where he did well enough to be offered terms, and he hasn't looked back since. His pace has seen defenders shake with fear in the lower leagues, and his movement has allowed him become lethal in front of goal. His promise has been spotted by many clubs, with Championship side Burnley strongly linked with a £500,000 move for the 22-year-old in the summer.

We want to make up for last time against Swansea.

It was a very harsh lesson and we’ve taken a lot on board from that day.

It’s a second bite at the cherry and we’ve fought hard to get back here. Now the sole aim is promotion.

It’s great to be back at Wembley so soon after our last visit.

– Bradford City striker Nahki Wells
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On the plus side, get to watch the Nahki Wells show today. Hope Nigel is watching #goalmachine #dcfc #summersigning

Wells was on the mark in the play-off semis. Credit: PA