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Wolves: Fans question persistent selection of Matt Doherty

Wolves: Fans question persistent selection of Matt Doherty

Wolves defender Matt Doherty has admitted that he has yet to rediscover full fitness after a knee injury curtailed his pre-season involvement.

In an interview with the Express & Star, the 27-year-old said: “I don’t feel 100 per cent yet to be honest. I missed all of pre-season pretty much and have come straight back into games.”

Tim Spiers, the reporter to whom Doherty spoke, posted a link to the interview on his Twitter account @tim_spiers_Star.

The Express & Star said that Doherty missed the bulk of Wolves’ pre-season programme with knee trouble that delayed his return to action until August 8th, when he played (and scored) against FC Pyunik in a Europa League qualifier.

Despite that injury layoff, the Republic of Ireland right-back has started all of Wolves’ three Premier League games so far this season against Leicester, Manchester United and Burnley.

He played the full game against the Foxes but was taken off at half-time in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United after struggling with injury and illness, as reported by the Daily Express. He then featured for 76 minutes against Burnley last Sunday.

These Wolves fans on Twitter feel that Doherty is not at his best and questioned why Nuno Espirito Santo has consistently named him in the starting XI:

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