Burnley Under 23’s 2 Colchester Under 23’s 0
Nahki Wells took to the field to play for Burnley’s under 23 team before travelling as part of the first-team squad to Southampton on Friday.
Burnley are taking on Colchester United Under 23’s.
Wells has given Burnley the lead scoring in the 7th minute, a set-piece was finally poked home by Wells.
In the 34th minute its Wells again! The forward slotted the ball in from close range, following Ali Koiki’s cross.
In the 40th minute Burnley take a 3 – 0 lead with a wonder strike! Tinashe Chakwana volley’s the ball home from just inside the area.
On the stroke of half time Wells completes his hat-trick after slamming home from the spot, this after William Wright was sent off for the visitors for bringing down Wells as he broke through on goal.
In the 68th minute a ball across goal saw Wells’ effort bounce off the post.
The game ends with no further goals as Burnley defeat Colchester 4 – 0.
Wells was delighted to be back on the goal trail after bagging a first hat-trick in three years.
“Most importantly it’s about getting through 90 minutes fit and getting more minutes under my belt,” said Wells, whose efforts helped Michael Duff's side make it two wins in two games in the group stages of the competition.
“Scoring goals – it’s good to be back amongst them. And a hat-trick in any shape of form is just good to re-create those memories of scoring goals at an important time.
“I’m delighted for the win and to come off fit and healthy and I enjoyed it.
“It’s a start. I had to get minutes under my belt before I get that opportunity in the first team.
“I’ve not got three 90s under my belt. I felt I performed really well in the last two and it’s always good to win and get some goals.
“I’m hoping to impress the management staff, which was my job.”
“For me it’s important to go into the international break in and around the squad. I’ll have another good week’s training and preparation for Swansea at home and I will be totally ready.
“I’m champing at the bit and I want that Premier League debut and I want that Premier League goal.
“I’m hungry and I want that opportunity to come. But, at the same time, I’m patient and I understand I’ve come back from an injury that requires what I’ve had to go through and I feel like I’m back to myself more and more as it goes on.”