A relegation battle holds no fears for Wolves new boy Nuoha Dicko, who is aiming to make an instant impression after arriving on loan from Wigan.
The 20-year-old forward went straight into his first training session at Compton yesterday, and is available for selection for today’s crucial visit of Middlesbrough (3pm).
He admits he hopes the temporary switch will prove beneficial for both parties, with the challenge to try and help Wolves out of trouble at the bottom of the npower Championship one which he is relishing.
“I am very pleased to be here,” said Dicko.
“It all happened fairly quickly on Thursday and I wasn’t expecting to come to a big club like Wolves.
“When the opportunity was put to me I couldn’t wait to say yes.
“My first team opportunities at Wigan have been short at the moment and so the chance to come on loan to Wolves is a good one.
“Hopefully it is going to be a good spell for both of us.
“Wolves were looking for players and I am pleased to have been chosen and to come on loan to such a big club.
“I am not scared of anything to do with the position Wolves are in.
“I trained yesterday and could see that there are top players here and if we all work hard I am sure we will stay in this league.
“I would like to be part of that and show everyone I am here to do something and help the team stay up.
“It could be a good move for me because I am looking forward to game time and also for the club if I can make an impact.”
While opportunities at Wigan have been limited Dicko made an impact during two loan spells with Blackpool, chipping in with nine goals despite most of his appearances coming off the bench.
Known a pacey and exciting player, he is hoping to add to his tally during his time at Molineux.
“I enjoyed my loans at Blackpool and scored some goals but now I am focused on my job here at Wolves,” he added.
“This is a new story for me here and I hope I will do well and score some more goals.
“I am a quick player and powerful and I like taking people on.
“I think my best position is as a striker but I can also play on the wings.
“When luck is on my side I can score some goals as well so I hope that is what I am going to do.
“I feel I can also improve while I am here as well as a footballer and a person.
“I want to help the team stay in the league because it is difficult to understand why a club like Wolves should be in this position.
“It is a good challenge for me to try and make an impact in this position and hopefully I can add something to the team between now and the end of the season.”
If involved this afternoon Dicko believes he would be ready to fire despite a recent lack of gameplay.
He is confident the quick introduction to training, and then possibly competitive football against Middlesbrough, would be the perfect way to start.
“It was good to go straight into training,” he explains.
“It meant I could settle in and meet my new team-mates straightaway.
“There are some good people here and I am happy to be part of it.
“It is the best way to start to get straight involved and I am ready if needed against Middlesbrough.
“It will be good to see the stadium straightaway and the fans.
“I hope we will start with a win because that is vital for the club and I am excited to try and help do that.”