Diouf said: “Nico has confidence here now. He didn’t have confidence in the first few games of the season because he had just come in and needed to adjust to our game but now he is proving why he has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world.
“At first Nico didn’t know people in our team very well but he knows everybody now.
“Nico talks with everybody, laughs with everybody. He’s a good professional.
“Nico has helped me to take my game to another level. We play well together, me, Nico and Kevin Davies. We’re good team-mates with great confidence in each other who all work hard, which is the most important thing.”