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Boss Kenny Jackett hails his hat-trick hero Nouha Dicko

Wolverhampton | Sport | Published:

Kenny Jackett praised the "very high quality" finishing that saw Wolves beat Rotherham 6-4 in an amazing game.

Nouha Dicko – against his old loan club – and Rotherham's Kieran Agard both bagged hat-tricks and Sam Ricketts scored a goal of the season contender to break his duck for Wolves, while Dave Edwards and Kevin McDonald also netted for the hosts and Joe Skarz bagged the Millers' other.

"Our finishing was clinical, of a very high quality and it got us over the line," said Jackett.

The Molineux chief said Dicko, whose first treble of his career took his tally to 11 in 16 for Wolves, produced his best display for the club.

"He didn't just score a hat-trick – his overall play was good, he was a threat, he set up other goals and situations and was involved in most if not all the good things we did," said Jackett.

"I'd say that was the best we've seen of him since he's been here.

"He's been a key player and whether it's coincidence or not, since he's come in, we've really had a great run and scored a lot of goals and he's contributed to a lot of wins. But it was a very good performance from him."

But the Molineux head coach felt Rotherham were superior in the second half.

"I felt at certain stages of the game, particularly after the start of the second half, Rotherham wanted it more than we did and we didn't do enough," he said.

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"I couldn't complain at my goalkeeper or my centre-halves – they were excellent under a very good team performance from Rotherham who put us under a lot of pressure.

"It was a great game – you can't say it was anything but entertaining.

"But I didn't think we did enough in situations when we have generally been very good."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans said: "For 30 minutes in the second half we gave them a battering and we got ourselves back in the game, but our defending was poor.

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"But what a fantastic advert for League One football.

"What an honour it was to go to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"They're an outstanding club from top to bottom and we wish them every success in the Championship.

"People can talk about all the investment and parachute payments but you still have to produce a team that wins football matches and Kenny Jackett has done that.

"We've had many plaudits from Wolves who told us we are the best team they have played this season."

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