Matt Doherty starting to feel comfortable at left-back for Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have kept clean sheets in their last two matches.

Matt Doherty has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that he is starting to feel comfortable at left-back.

Kenny Jackett has reshuffled his defence to try and find the winning formula at Molineux, after their struggles in the early part of the season.

Jackett’s alterations have seen Doherty, who usually plays on the right hand side of defence, switched to left-back and the 23-year-old says he is gradually adapting to his new role.

“It was very different coming in at left back against Sheffield Wednesday,” he said.

“Then I got more comfortable in at against Reading and then I was most at ease against Charlton.

“It isn’t the same as in my natural position on the right but I am happy with how I have performed lately.

“As long as you are in the team you are happy and if you are in – and the team is doing well – there is no better feeling.

“I’ve done a lot of practising on my left foot and if you keep playing there you will get better.”

Doherty’s start at left-back was a rather concerning one, as Wolves were beaten 4-1 by Sheffield Wednesday, but his performances have improved of late.

Jackett’s men have looked far more solid in recent fixtures against Reading and Charlton Athletic - where they have kept two clean-sheets.

Wolves’ new found solidarity has been a major boost, and their back-to-back victories have accelerated them up the Championship standings.

Jackett’s men have performed below expectations this season, but they are now sitting in 11th place - and have a nine point gap to make up on the play off spots.

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