Republic of Ireland international full back Matt Doherty has long been a reliable member of the Wolverhampton Wanderers squad, as he came through our youth ranks, and the 27-year-old already boasts well over 200 appearances to his name with us.
He’s certainly played his part as we rose under Fosun to the Championship title, and then not only Premier League survival, but our first European adventure in years and he continues to be a regular in head coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s first team group – with eleven appearances to his name so far in the 2019/20 campaign.
With Wolves gearing up for this weekend’s clash with Southampton now the October international break has come to an end, Doherty has been speaking with the Express and Star and despite his performance levels, he’s admitted there is far more to come from him because he still doesn’t feel at 100% given the knee injury he sustained during our pre-season campaign.
“I’ve had a knee injury that I hurt in the first weeks of the season, and then I came back way too soon on that. It set me back, but I was still involved, I was still training on it. But it didn’t feel good, it’s only starting now to feel a bit better. Sometimes now, I still feel it. It’s probably 90 per cent. It doesn’t feel the same as my left one, but I can play on it.”
Doherty went on to say that he felt it would only be another ‘couple of weeks’ before he was back at 100% and then he was targetting far more improvement from himself.