He arrived as a total unknown to most but after his goalscoring start, Nouha Dicko is a name on the lips of most Rotherham United followers right now.
Four goals in his first four starts is quite an opening gambit to put before a new club’s fans and his goals quickly had the Millers fans coming up with a new chant in his favour... D-I-C-K-O to the tune of Boney M’s d-i-s-c-o.
It also puts him within touching distance touch of the club’s legendary goalscorer Adam Le Fondre.
Dicko has scored in each of four successive appearances and no one has scored in five since Le Fondre managed five scoring games on the trot back in September/October 2009.
Earlier this season, Daniel Nardiello scored in four successive appearances.
Dicko began his loan spell from Wigan Athletic with a late appearance as a substitute in the home game with Carlisle United on November 23. It finished goalless.
He then got off the mark in his first start at Coventry and has subsequently scored against Gillingham, at Fleetwood in the JPT and then in Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Bristol City. He didn’t play against Rochdale.
In addition to his goals he has added pace and a direct threat to Rotherham’s attacking and seems to have struck up an instant rapport with Alex Revell.
Millers manager Steve Evans says he always fancies Dicko to score but insists the 21-year-old will get better.
“He’s not completely there yet in terms of the passion, workrate and commitment that we demand, but he’ll get there and score more goals as well as a result,” said Evans.
Born in Paris, he played at Strasbourg before joining Wigan in 2011 but has only made Cup and Europa League appearances so far.
Late last season he had a loan spell with Wolves, the visitors to the New York Stadium on Saturday, and scored once in four games in The Championship.
*Due to a production error, Mark Bradley’s match mark in yesterday’s report should have been 8 and not 6.