Dean Sounders believes Matt Doherty could struggle at Wolverhampton Wanderers next term

Dean Sounders believes Matt Doherty could struggle in the Premier League next season, given teams will eventually nullify his attacking threat. The Republic of Ireland international has been a dominating figure for Wolverhampton Wanderers from the right wing-back position this term, and he has contributed six goals and six assists across all competitions for the club.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Sounders acknowledged that Doherty has enjoyed an impressive season with the west Midlands side in the Premier League but the same success may not be replicated next term whereby teams will have an idea regarding his movements on the playing field, he said: "You don't expect Matt Doherty to be getting on the end of crosses and causing as much damage as he has done at right wing-back. So when you play him against next year and you have been stung by him. Teams go well, 'we've got an idea of what they are going to do now'"

Wolves to face Manchester United

Wolves have been drawn against Manchester United for the quarterfinals of the FA Cup after the Red Devils managed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 2-0.

Wolves manager NunoEspirito Santo said that this will be an interesting tie and that his team will be ready for the match. He said that they will be playing before their own supporters and that this will be an advantage that they will really need.

Leon Osman heaps praise on Matt Doherty after Wolves’ FA Cup survival

Former Everton star Leon Osman has praised the performance of Matt Doherty during the Wolves’ 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round. The West Midlands outfit appeared on course for an embarrassing exit heading into injury time but Doherty saved their blushes with a sublime header with seconds left to play.

Speaking after the game, Osman was impressed with the performance of the 27-year-old, who has been delivering consistent performances from the right wing-back position, he said: “We thought (Gary) Doherty was leading the game, until Doherty popped up at the end. He was easily the best player in a Wolves shirt today.

Wolverhampton Wanderers aiming for a top 10 finish – Ryan Bennett

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ryan Bennett has indicated that the club are aiming to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League during the ongoing campaign. The west Midlands outfit had recently gone through six matches without a victory but they managed to make amends with a stunning 2-1 comeback triumph over Chelsea.

Speaking after the game, Bennett highlighted that the club are aiming to finish in the top half of the Premier League standings but admits they are likely to experience a tough ride towards achieving the target, he told TalkSPORT: “We'll be trying to achieve that top 10 finish but we'll see what happens. To finish in the top half in your first season is tough. A lot of people outside the club have been saying that's where we should be, but we know within the squad how hard it's going to be. You look at the dip we just had and it makes you realise how hard it is in this league. We knew it was going to be hard coming into the season.”

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