Huddersfield boss believes Bermudan star can forge partnership to lead charge

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Nahki Wells ended a drought of nine games without a goal, after James Vaughan returned from injury to provide the assist.

Huddersfield's record signing at £1.3 million, 23-year-old Nahki Wells has a vital part to play in keeping them in the Championship this season. Wells has scored three times since his January move from Bradford – where he netted 53 times in 76 starts.

James Vaughan is Huddersfield's top scorer this season with 12 goals, and recovered from a torn calf in time to come on against Blackburn on Saturday. Manager Mark Robins said: "Hopefully James will play alongside Nahki for the rest of the season. If they can strike up the partnership I think they can, we will be fine."

Wells was part of a little and large strike partnership at Bradford with James Hanson, which saw them progress to the League Cup final and gain promotion in a great season for the club last year.

Robins will be hoping that form can be emulated and Huddersfield in turn lifted from their current position of 15th to higher up the Championship. While they are not currently in the relegation battle, Robins insists they are not totally safe either.

The Terriers gained promotion in 2011 and finished 19th last season under Robins who took over in February.

They have played well this season and a top-half finish would still be possible if this partnership takes off in the way Robins is hoping.

The manager wants to lead Huddersfield to the next level and a top-10 finish would certainly be a stepping stone to help bring in some more talent in the summer. 

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