Doherty reveals Nuno trust

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matt Doherty says he takes pride in managing to keep his place in the Wolves team during all the changes the club has undergone.

Matt Doherty says he takes pride in managing to keep his place in the Wolves team during all the changes the club has undergone.

The Republic of Ireland international has been at Molineux since 2010 and has experienced plenty of ups and downs during his time with the club, including being part of the side relegated from the Championship in 2013.

However, since the takeover by Fosun International, Wolves have been on the rise and Doherty has been a key part of their success on the pitch, with the wing-back becoming a mainstay in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.

The 26-year-old is one of very few players still in the team who was not signed by the Portuguese coach and admits he takes great delight in the fact he has kept his place in the starting XI, featuring in all eight Premier League games so far this season.

‘Yes, it is massively a source of pride for me (that I have remained at the forefront),” said Doherty, who was recently named PFA player of the month for September. “A lot of managers, obviously new owners, they could have just wiped me out and said ‘We are going to go for something new’.

“But I have just got my head down and done well, played well when I needed to, and I am still here. A lot has happened since the manager took over, which is only just over a year ago.

“He has done an unbelievable job to get us where we are today. A lot of credit goes to him. And (as a player you have to) just go with the flow and keeping doing your bit to make sure you stay here. (You are always) trying to keep your place, you want to be part of it.”

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