Bristol City ended their seven-game losing run with a 3-1 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside last night and many fans have been praising the performance of striker Nahki Wells.
The Bermuda international has struggled to reach his best since joining from Burnley last January and has been particularly disappointing in their recent barren run.
But in the last game before Nigel Pearson formally takes charge of the Robins, Wells epitomised a City side that looked rejuvenated against Boro last night.
There was real chemistry between him and strike partner Famara Diedhiou, which led to a flurry of early chances.
Diedhiou nodded in a cross to give the visitors their opener before sliding one past the keeper after a lovely assist from Wells.
The 30-year-old then turned from creator to goalscorer for City’s third, racing through to latch onto a ball headed over the top by his strike partner and calmly rounding the keeper before finding the back of the net.
Wells’ goal tally is now eight for the season and he has shown his new manager that despite some dismal displays in the first two months of 2021, he has the quality to help the Robins climb back up the table.
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He also seems to have impressed many of the City fans, having drawn flak from them in past weeks.
Read their reaction on Twitter here:
Fair play to Nahki Wells today, played a great game with a goal and an assist, worked his socks off. Hopefully this is the start of the Nahki Wells we all know
— BristolCity_Transfers (@BristolcityT) February 24, 2021
— Chairman_of_the_Bored (@Chairmanofthe16) February 23, 2021
@nahkiwells well done tonight to every single one of you on a top TEAM performance and especially you for your goal and forward play mate
— old un (@ashtonciders) February 23, 2021
Nahki Wells assist for that second goal is such clever play. Incredible contrast from the other week.
— Tom Sharp (@Sharpieee22) February 23, 2021
He was quality tonight. Lot of people been bashing the guy but playing down the middle and people giving him something to work with hes a different player. Not only 3pts but confidence going forward aswell
— Alex (@althommo666) February 23, 2021
— Colin Thompson🇧🇲 (@ColinThompson70) February 23, 2021
Turning Nahki Wells from a winger to a striker was genius
— Brad Payn (@brad__payn) February 23, 2021
@nahkiwells I hope you continue to prove me wrong, tonight you have played really well come on u reds🔴🔴🔴
— Charlie Russell (@Charlie29391601) February 23, 2021