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Nahki Wells looks forward to playing football in the Premier League

Huddersfield's Nahki Wells is licking his lips at the prospect of becoming a Premier League striker.

The Bermuda international will play in the top division next term after the Terriers capped a memorable season with a penalty shoot-out win against Reading in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Wells, who scored during the shoot-out, was playing in League Two for Bradford just four years ago but will now mix it with the big boys.

And the 26-year-old believes he can make the step up.

"It's a dream, to have that opportunity now I am still getting my head around it and I will have the best possible summer in preparation for the Premier League," he told Press Association Sport.

"I have proved myself at this level, I have scored over 50 goals in the last few years and I believe I have what it takes to have a bite of the cherry in the Premier League.

"I deserve the chance, I have scored goals at every level I have been at, I have worked hard to get to this point so it is important that I work hard to make the most of this chance."

When the time comes to remember Huddersfield's magnificent achievement in returning to the top flight for the first time in 45 years, not many will talk about the 120 minutes of the play-off final.

It was a drab encounter at Wembley, though, the Terriers were the side that looked most likely to win it.

The shoot-out will be remembered more fondly as Christopher Schindler netted the decisive kick after Liam Moore and Jordan Obita had missed, leading to scenes of jubilation and ecstasy.

And Wells believes that made it the perfect way to seal promotion.

"It is May 29, it was never going to be a great game of football," he added. "Both teams have had a lot of football and were tired.

"To win in that way was 100 per cent the best feeling because we had the highs and the lows. So to do it like that was the best possible feeling.

"Let's be honest, this is a dream. At the start of the season we were hoping for a top-half finish so to win promotion is a great feeling. We could not have done better."

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