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Nouha's Goal


16:31 15th August 2014

Striker set for Millers Time

There were 16 goals in the two fixtures between Wolves and Rotherham last season.

And Nouha Dicko scored five of them!

Two were on loan with Rotherham in the 3-3 draw on Wolves’ previous visit to the New York Stadium on the last weekend before Christmas last year.

Followed by a hat trick for Wolves, as Kieran Agard did the game for the Millers, in the remarkable 6-4 return at Molineux.

Both teams won promotion from Sky Bet League One and both teams have momentum, Rotherham doubly so after back-to-back promotions.

Will there be another goal bonanza tomorrow?

“Last year they were really entertaining games to play in,” says Dicko.

“As a player you always want to score goals and want your team to score goals and as a fan it’s always more interesting when there are goals in the game.

“That’s what happened last season with 16 goals in the two games – I am sure fans of both teams enjoyed it and maybe Wolves more because we won the second one after a draw in the first.

“I hope it is going to be another good game and we will be going for another win.                           

“I don’t really know the new players who have joined Rotherham but I think they will still be the same attacking team because they have the same manager in Steve Evans.

“I think they will attack again like they did last year because it worked for them and we will have to be careful because they are very good at it.

“We will have to be really focused and I think if we can handle their attack then we have a good chance of winning.

“We also know that with it being Rotherham’s first home game back in the Championship that the atmosphere will be really good.

“They have a really good stadium, one of the best in the league maybe - I am really looking forward to the game and I hope we can get the points.”

After a mixed start to the season – an excellent league win against Norwich followed by a disappointing cup defeat to Northampton – Dicko is hoping Wolves’ first trip on the road this season will bring more Canaries than Cobblers.

“It was really disappointing to go out of the cup having done so well in the game against Norwich,” he says.

“That was a big test and a great result for us, having just come up from League One playing against a team relegated from the Premier League.

“We were all very happy with that performance but then we probably let ourselves down on Tuesday when the game was in our control both in the first half and when we got it back to 2-2.

“Now it’s back to the league and back to the New York Stadium where hopefully it is going to be a good game.

“Hopefully we can get the win and keep moving forward after starting very well on Sunday.

“We have to show we are ready for this league and that we can keep our form.”

Dicko came off the bench to grab a goal in Tuesday’s defeat, but Rajiv van La Parra, man of the match against Norwich, was an unused substitute in preparation for tomorrow’s game.

Dicko was impressed by the new boy against the Canaries.

“Rajiv played fantastically against Norwich who are one of the biggest teams in the league,” he said.

“It is good he has started the campaign well for Wolves and we have Tommy Rowe to come in too who will bring some quality to the team.

“We haven’t brought many players in but it was more about quality than quantity.

“At the moment it is looking good and hopefully we can keep that going.”

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