The Magpies are managed by Short, whom Dickov played with at Blackburn.
Dickov said: "I would have preferred a home game to start with, but accept you get what you are given. It will be difficult beginning with two away games before we play Notts County at home.
"I'm looking forward to my first home game, especially as Notts County's new manager is Craig Short, who recently took charge following a spell at Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
"We were together at Blackburn, where we became good friends and we have kept in touch."