Matt Doherty: Wolverhampton Wanderers can win automatic promotion to Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Nottingham Forest away from home in the Championship this evening.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty has told The Birmingham Mail that his side can achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Kenny Jackett’s side are currently eighth in the Championship table with 65 points from 39 matches, just two points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town.

Bournemouth are the current leaders in the Championship, and the Cherries are as many as eight points ahead of Wolves.

Realistically, Wolves can finish in the playoffs, but right-back Doherty claims that they can even end the season in the top two.

“I don’t think anyone wants to play us at the moment,” the 23-year-old told The Birmingham Mail.

“The atmosphere inside a club depends entirely on how the team is doing because if we had the same players here now and we were fighting for promotion, the atmosphere would be the same as it is now.

“I know Forest are one place behind us but we’re looking ahead of us all the time. We’re eight points off the top and with seven games left, if we can win every one, maybe we can nick automatic promotion.”

It is a bold comment from Doherty, and although automatic promotion is mathematically possible, realistically Wolves need to focus on the playoffs.

The Wanderers will face a tough test this evening when they take on Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the Championship.

Forest themselves are looking to make a final push for the playoffs, and they are going to make it extremely tough for Wolves at home this evening.

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