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Monday 21 May 2018

Doherty: 'Wolves over blip'

Wolves’ Matt Doherty (right) tackles Ipswich Town’s Jonas Knudsen last Saturday
Wolves’ Matt Doherty (right) tackles Ipswich Town’s Jonas Knudsen last Saturday

Goal-scoring hero Matt Doherty believes that his Wolves side are back to their best after a sticky spell.

Wolves looked to be on course for automatic promotion to the Premier League, on the back of a run of 10 wins in 12 games.

But that run was slowed down in recent weeks as the Molineux side went four games without a win, including an FA Cup defeat.

Yet a weekend 1-0 win over Ipswich, secured by Doherty's second goal of the season, restored their eight-point lead at the top of the Championship table. "Our performances lately haven't been out of this world by any means but on Saturday we defended really well, we should have scored more goals and I think somebody could be on the end of a few goals coming soon," said Dubliner Doherty.

"We were back to our best, I thought, at Ipswich.

"Ipswich is one of the hardest places to come especially away from home - winter, yellow ball, the pitch is a bit boggy and we showed our class and really put on a good performance," added Doherty.

The 26-year-old is one of the players keen to progress at international level in 2018.

Capped at U21 level, Doherty has been in the senior squad under Martin O'Neill twice but has yet to play at senior level.

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