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Nouha's New Start


12:16 27th January 2014

Striker keen for more goals

Nouha Dicko has reflected on a “good start” for Wolves with a goal on his first appearance since making a permanent return to Molineux – and set his sights on many more between now and the end of the season.

The 21-year-old striker, who spent the final weeks of last season on loan with Wolves, marked his second ‘debut’ by scoring after ten minutes and then prompting Derrick Williams’ own goal in Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Bristol City.

But he has insisted it has to be the first of many if Wolves are to achieve their promotion dream this season.

He said:  “It’s a good start for me and hopefully there are many more to come,” he said.

“I was glad to have scored on Saturday but it’s more important the team won because everyone knows our ambition is to get promoted straight back to the Championship and then progress quickly to the Premier League, so I was happy to have scored.

“That’s why I’m here, because it’s a big club and for a young player like me, I think it’s the right place to be at the moment.

 “I went on loan to Rotherham and now I’m here permanently and we played against Bristol City on Saturday, and the squad here is full of really good, talented players.

“We just have to concentrate on going up because we can do it and I’m looking forwards to the rest of the games this season as I think we have a good chance to get promoted.

“I didn’t celebrate the second goal because it was an own goal – but if they don’t want it, I’ll take it as a gift to me and I won’t be sad about it!

“Hopefully there will be many more goals to come from me for Wolves, and either way, I hope I play well and help the team back to the Championship.”

Dicko went close to adding a second late on and was also denied what appeared a clear penalty after being felled in the area.

“I wasn’t sure the ball was going in but I could have done better with that because maybe I was a little bit tired, I don’t know,” he added.

“But hopefully next time it will go in the net and I’ll be celebrating two goals.

“I think I should have had a penalty – I don’t know why the referee didn’t give it.

“Maybe he didn’t feel it was the right decision but their player didn’t touch the ball – he only touched my leg so if he didn’t give a penalty, maybe he should have booked me for diving.

“But we got the three points and that was the most important thing.”


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