Nolan full of praise for Diouf

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Bolton captain Kevin Nolan believes temperamental star El Hadji Diouf has turned over a new leaf.

The Senegal international has seen his reputation tarnished with incidents on and off the field in the past.

But since returning from a long injury lay-off that saw him miss the second half of last season, the former Liverpool striker has been in impressive form.

Diouf will come up against his former club on Saturday and Nolan is expecting his team-mate to make headlines for the right reasons.

"Dioufy's been different class since he came back," Nolan told The Bolton News.

"He's fully committed. That's why he does boil over sometimes, because he is 110 percent.

"He does wear his heart on his sleeve, but I think his aggression is totally controlled now and I've been absolutely delighted with him.

"When he came back in pre-season, he started off a bit behind the rest of the lads because he was out for four months, maybe longer, last season.

"But you can't fault his commitment now, or the way he is playing."