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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Wells Hoping For A Dream Come True

Nahki Wells has a dream – to become a Premier League star after following in the same golden footsteps as Jamie Vardy.

The Leicester hitman came from the same humble beginnings, working his way up from grassroots football with a few quid in his pay packet.

But Vardy was rewarded with fame and riches and hailed as a champion with 16 appearances and six goals for his country.

Now Wells, 26, is 90 minutes away from Premier League stardom of his own as Huddersfield take on Reading at Wembley tomorrow in the £200m shoot-out to join the elite.

Wells has been triumphant at Wembley before with the Bantams in a League Two Play-Off Final four years ago.

He would now love it if history repeated itself and he could take another giant step on the Vardy stairway to football heaven.

A self-confessed Manchester United fan, Wells said: “Does the Jamie Vardy story inspire me? It does.

“Which is why I really believe that players like myself do deserve opportunities like that.

“Because no one would have expected him to go from being a non-league footballer to scoring 20-odd Premier League goals and playing for England in such a short space of time.

“That is the ultimate fairytale and I’m looking to go one step closer to it.

“To get my foot in the Premier League door and then to try and do what he’s done and go to the Premier League and hit the ground running.

“You know, he is a late bloomer as well. He’s doing it in his late 20s and early 30s so there’s still time for me. There are still opportunities there.

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