Nouha Dicko was delighted to announce his return to Bloomfield Road in style last night, with the striker stepping up off the bench to score in a 2-1 win over Leeds United.
The 20-year-old returned to the club last week on a season long loan from Wigan and has picked up where he left off in a tangerine shirt.
The former Strasbourg man, who made an appearance at Millwall on Saturday, opened his account for the season with the equalising goal against Neil Warnock’s side, before Matt Phillips notched the decisive winner.
“I came on and I knew that me and Matty needed to give the team something more. It’s important that we start the season well and I’m delighted that we managed to continue that,” he said.“I came on and the manager stood with me on the touchline and said to me that he wanted me to attack through the middle and to get into the spaces in behind.“But when you play football you don’t always have to talk a lot, I knew what I had to do and I watched on from the side and knew that I had to cause them problems.”
Dicko scored four goals in 11 appearances for the club last season and had no hesitation about re-joining The Seasiders for the whole campaign.
“Last season was a very good experience so I don’t know why I would’ve said no, I’m glad to be back. I scored a few goals last season and it was a great moment for me with Blackpool.
“Each year you want to improve so I hope this year I’m going to play more regular first team games, start more games and do well for Blackpool.”
“I really the like the style that we played - to pass the ball, to play very attacking football - and I hope this season we’ll do it again and we’ll have a better end than last season,” he added.