Matt Doherty enjoying new left-back role for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matt Doherty scored Wolverhampton Wanderers' winner in the 2-1 victory over Bristol City in midweek.

Matt Doherty has told the Express and Star that he is enjoying playing at left-back for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Doherty dropped out of contention at Molineux earlier in the campaign, but he was brought back in on the left hand side of the defence, when an injury crisis struck.

The 24-year-old is more familiar with playing on the opposite side of the pitch, but his form has been highly impressive.

Doherty has looked very solid in all of his recent displays, and he scored the winner in Wolves’ latest 2-1 victory over Bristol City.

The former Republic of Ireland youth international is now aiming to keep his current performance levels up, as he aims to finish the season strongly.

“That’s what happens when you’ve in the team and get successive games,” he said.

“I was out of it quite a bit at the start of the season which was frustrating, I thought when I get in I’m going to do my best not to let it go, even though I was at left back.

“I’ve done that so far hopefully.

“I always back myself, as every player does.

“My left foot’s not the strongest but I can be clever by going round somebody, it’s not panic stations when I get the ball.

“I really like going forward from left back because I can go inside or outside.”

Doherty has now racked up 28 appearances for Wolves this term, and he seems to have established his place in Jackett’s side's starting line-up.

Wolves’ backline has come under criticism this season, but the former Bohemians trainee has proven his class over recent weeks.

Doherty’s next chance to impress is likely to come at the weekend, when Wolves take on Birmingham City.

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