New Hull City forward Nouha Dicko is hoping to reignite his career at the KCOM Stadium following his move from Wolves last month, reports The Hull Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old spent three years at Molinuex and in that time helped the club return to the Championship, bagging 13 goals in just 19 matches back in 2014 to inspire Kenny Jackett’s side to the title.
And he went on to add a further 21 goals in 85 games for the club to help them consolidate their place in the second tier, although injury has wrecked his progression in the last few years, restricting him to just 35 league appearances in the last two full seasons.
And the Mali international secured a move away from Wolves last month by signing for Leonid Slutsky’s Hull, and the 25-year-old is hoping that a move away will reignite his career.
He said: ‘The move will help me forget my injury.
‘I think to move clubs has already helped me to not think about it because last season even before I came here I was sometimes still thinking about it.
‘I am free of it now, even though last season was tough in terms of performance, I stayed fit for the full season, I played maybe 30 games and I feel great.’
These comments are sure to intrigue Hull supporters, who saw their club undergo much change over the summer, with several first teamers leaving the KCOM Stadium, yet 13 players did arrive at the North East outfit as well.
And new boss Slutsky, who has led the side to two wins from their opening five league games, will hope to pick up victory number three against Derby County at Pride Park this evening.
The Verdict: Nouha Dicko made an unbelievable start to life at Wolves, yet a cruciate ligament injury back in September 2015 kept him out for 13 months, and thus somewhat stunted his progress.
And the 25-year-old was allowed to leave Wolves this summer to embark on a new challenge at Hull City, where he already seems to have put his injury nightmare behind him just by signing for a new club.
The Mali international has proven his quality at this level in the past, and if he can get somewhere near that once again at the KCOM Stadium, Hull boss Leonid Slutsky will have quite the player on his hands.
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