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Dicko Debut Delight

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09:00 4th April 2013

Nouha on his first Wolves appearance

Wolves new boy Nouha Dicko says he was delighted to get his first taste of action in a gold and black shirt at St Andrews on Monday, and is hoping that he can play a big part in the remaining six games of the campaign.

The pacy youngster was signed on-loan from Wigan Athletic last week, immediately being named on the bench for the home win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Although an unused substitute that day, Dicko was called upon to replace the injured Sylvan Ebanks-Blake against Birmingham, and helped Wolves close out a narrow 3-2 victory.

"I enjoyed being able to come on at Birmingham," he says. "I had only been here for two or three days of training, so coming on in such an important game was great for me.

"Obviously, the fact that we won and got such an important three points made it even better.

"I tried to work as hard as I could when I came on. I had a lot of running and chasing to do as they had the majority of possession in the second half, but I enjoyed it."

He continues: "Once you've got the three points, even though you're tired you forget about that and you're able to enjoy the win because you've got the job done."

After being without that winning feeling for so long, the Wolves squad have now tasted victory in four of their last five nPower Championship outings.

Dicko - who has spent much of the last twelve months on-loan at Wolves' Championship rivals Blackpool - says he has been impressed with both the team spirit and the quality he has seen since joining Dean Saunders' squad.

He says: "The atmosphere in the squad is really good - it's probably a lot better than it has been in the last few weeks!

"We are obviously delighted to get the win against Birmingham, but other teams in the relegation fight keep winning as well, so it's still really tight at the bottom of the league.

"But for us, to get a win against a team like Birmingham - who would have been full of confidence after beating Crystal Palace 4-0 - shows we've got a lot of quality, but also a good mentality and plenty of desire.

"We showed all of that against Birmingham and that bodes well for the rest of the season."

Wolves now have just six league games remaining, and with big question marks over Ebanks-Blake's availability for the last weeks of the campaign, Dicko is hopeful that he can play a key part in ensuring the club's Championship survival.

The Frenchman, who scored nine goals in his 32 league outings for Blackpool, says: "Of course, I'm hoping to play a big part in the final few games and help the team to get some more important points.

"Hopefully I'll be able to help keep the club in the league, because that is vital for everyone here."

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