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Allardyce bigs up baby Diouf

Allardyce bigs up baby Diouf

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has paid tribute to starting debut man Mame Birmam Diouf after his three goal salvo put Rovers into the next round of the Carling Cup at the expense of Norwich City.

Diouf Mark II had only been used as a sub up to last night but with Niko rested it was up to the on-loan Man United striker to try and find the net - which he did with aplomb.

Big Sam was even under the impression he could have helped himself to a few more!

Sam spoke to Sky Sports - "Diouf scored three very good goals but could have scored more than that - the easiest one he missed when he headed it on to the bar,"

'A hat-trick for one of our players is always very encouraging and hopefully he can carry on scoring in the Premier League.

'But he took up lovely positions; for the first goal he drifts off to the far post, gets himself unmarked and waits for the flick-on and then runs in and taps it in.

'His third one he pulls away unmarked at the far post, Morten (Gamst Pedersen) floats in a lovely ball and he couldn't really miss that one.

'He does look a natural goalscorer in that he drifts into the right positions and that is not coachable.

'If we put balls in those sort of areas he will get on the end of them and that is not what we have got really.'

What was it that Paul Robinson said? 'It's nice to have a Diouf that scores goals!'

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
Time: 8:36AM

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Diouf was very handy for sure and he took his goal well, predatory stuff! But how good was Morten Gamst Pedersen?!
Mikey Delap
25/08/2010 08:39:00
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You can't coach that? I can't believe Big Sam paid a compliment that didn't also compliment himself.
SoCal Rover
25/08/2010 09:09:00
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I am as shocked as you ha ha!!!
Mikey Delap
25/08/2010 09:47:00
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Very nice to see one of our strikers notch up a hat-trick, even if he is a Man U player really. Just what we needed. Bring on the Gunners!!
ITSALLROVER
25/08/2010 09:50:00
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A very impressive full debut from baby Diouf. Let's hope he can carry this form over to the league!
roversfanben
25/08/2010 09:57:00
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Is it just a loan we have with Man Utd on Diouf or do we have buying price agreed to get him at afterwards? Just a hope :-)...cheers
riisenholt
25/08/2010 10:13:00
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It's just a loan. No option to sign him on a permanent basis. Fergie knows that he is a very promising talent, so he would not consider a loan with a view to purchase. If he scores 15 goals for us, Fergie will stick him on the bench next season knowing that he could be an impact sub.
roversfanben
25/08/2010 10:30:00
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Well depends if he does well and if we get taken over... say if Chich...chiaoor...Chipotle sauce guy Hernandez and Bebe (or whatever they're called nowadays) have good seasons then im sure Diouf could be obtainable, everyone has their price and if we have that nice investment ;)
marsmanic
25/08/2010 11:15:00
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Oh definitely. But there's a lot of if's but's and maybe's in that line of thinking.
roversfanben
25/08/2010 12:04:00
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I can't see Man U having set anything in stone for Diouf as they prob still consider him a very useful player in the future. If strikers are heavy up in London, er sorry I mean Salford then I am sure we might get a second loan out of it but only I guess if he carries on as he did last night!
Mikey Delap
25/08/2010 13:25:00
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