Nouha Dicko arrived at Wolves today vowing to repay the faith of Head Coach Kenny Jackett – before seeking forgiveness for scoring a brace against the club last month!
The French-born 21-year-old, who revealed he is now very much a striker rather than the winger seen on loan Wolves last season, hit a hot streak during a temporary stay with Rotherham which included two goals in the recent 3-3 draw against Jackett’s team.
Now though he is focused purely on scoring goals in gold and black rather than against them, and believes the team is set for “exciting times”.
“I had a great time with Rotherham recently,” says Dicko.
“When I was here last time I was played as a winger but I played there as a striker and managed to score goals.
“I think that is what the manager wants me here for – to score goals – and hopefully that is what I am going to do here.
“I know I scored two goals against Wolves and I will need to be forgiven for that!
“Now I need to make sure I score a lot more goals for Wolves instead.
“I am really excited about the future now.
“Wolves is a big club and I am really excited about getting started.
“The club has a lot of ambition and wants to get back to the Championship this season and then the Premier League one day.
“I am glad that the club has chosen me and hopefully I will help the club succeed.
“There are a lot of games left and we are third in the table with the team playing well.
“Hopefully we can get automatic promotion and I certainly think we can do it.”
Having taken in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Preston, and then spent a couple of days at the Compton training ground talking terms and undergoing a medical, Nouha has immediately sensed a different atmosphere to that during the final weeks of last season when he was at Wolves on loan.
“I’m very happy to be here,” he added.
“Wolves are a big club and when you have the chance to play for a club like this you have to take it.
“I think it is the club for me because things have changed from when I was here before and you can see from the players and the fans that it is very different to last season.
“Now the club is doing better and I think it is on its way back to where it should be.
“Hopefully I can be a part of it.
“It was difficult and tough times when I was here before but I try to be positive and learn from it even though I was only here for a few weeks.
“It also meant I got to know the staff and the players which will help me settle in now.
“When someone likes Kenny Jackett shows an interest in you and wants to sign you then it makes you feel glad.
“It is nice that he wants me to come and play here to help him achieve his goals.”
*Nouha will be wearing squad number 40 for the remainder of the season.