Nahki Wells is full of confidence that Huddersfield can complete the double over Newcastle United.

The opening home match of the season saw the Magpies turned over by the Terriers, leaving United without a point after the first two games of the season.

Nahki Wells scored the first goal (see above) before Dwight Gayle equalised in the second-half, Jack Payne winning it for the visitors late on.

The Huddersfield striker says David Wagner sends his team out to play the same exciting attacking brand of football, whether it is ‘Rotherham or Newcastle’.

He believes that whilst Newcastle are ‘at the top of the table for a reason’, they can be beaten on Saturday.

Wells thinks that Rafa Benitez and his players will know that playing the current third placed team is ‘one of the toughest places to go at the minute’ and that the home side with have their own ‘threats’.

Until losing to Manchester City on Wednesday night after making nine changes, Wagner’s players had only lost one in 18 games, stretching back to November, so I don’t think Rafa will be under any illusions as to how difficult this match may prove.

Nahki Wells interviewed by David Prutton on Sky Sports:

‘What threat do you expect from Newcastle and how do you expect your team to counter that?’

“We know they are a free flowing, free scoring team, at the top of the table for a reason, they’re solid.

“At the same time we have our threats, we have our ways of breaking them down.

“Pretty sure they will come here understanding that is probably one of the toughest places to go at the minute.

“We go there and stick to our football, we focus on ourselves.

“I promise you, it doesn’t change if we are playing Rotherham or Newcastle.

“We still focus on ourselves, the individuals (for the opposition) could be better but as a group, if we believe in what he (David Wagner) sends us out to do, we take on board his instructions.

“We have a right chance of beating Newcastle in front of a full house, which has helped us massively – the crowds this season.”

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  • Wor Lass

    What a match this should be! I`m getting nervous already. After the great turn-around at Brighton, I reckon the lads will be up for this even more and – hopefully – won`t allow themselves to get caught cold again. If Gayle`s not fit then I think Rafa should go with Murphy up top (he`s earned the chance) and play the team that finished the game at Brighton but I just wonder whether he`ll think defence first and foremost and start the same team that kicked off there. I`m going 1 – 1 which won`t be a bad result at all if it happens!

    • Geordiegiants

      It certainly won’t be a bad result if it is a draw. A win would almost see us promoted, unless we have a keegan esq melt down.

  • hetonmag

    They might not have lost many games lately but with a goal difference of only 8 they tend to concede a few as well.

  • Viking21

    Despite on/off feelings about Perez, I’d like to see him starting in front of Diame. he’s not strong but knows where the net it is, better than the Gouf in any case

    Huddersfield 0 – 4 Newcastle

    Heard it here first!

  • Wor Monga

    The best place to be is to come up against a team that needs to win…when you just need to stop them winning, and it even gets more comfortable when the other side have their biggest crowd of the season watching, because the longer it goes without them seeing a goal will produce negativity, and thus more pressure…

    …We need to be watertight and prepared to absorb their early pressure…look for chances to counter fast, but always stay organised at the back, and no funny kicks, Darlow…stay focussed like at Brighton…

    …The longer this one stays goalless will play into our hands…we can last out any team in this division, and then be pushing harder than them at the end!!!

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Nakka Wells more like .Keep it tight ,no stupid back passes ,drop diame and we will win especially if Gayle is back . HWTL

  • 1957

    Just stating the obvious really, you have a chance of winning any game especially at home. The big thing in games like this is pressure and expectation, we’ve had to cope with that all season, for Huddersfield its starting to build as the fixtures run down.