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 have matched their high expectations after making their Premier League comeback last year and they are currently on course to achieve the seventh position on the table. Elsewhere, they have made progress in the FA Cup and they have a Wembley date against Watford after getting the “better of Manchester United at the last eight phase.
On paper, United were by far the better team with the form on the table, but Wolves managed to once more impress against the big-boys with Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota finding the scoresheet in a 2-1 triumph. Wolves return from the international break with an away league game at Burnley before tackling United for the third time this campaign. Wolves have remained unbeaten against the Red Devils this term and secured a 1-1 draw during the reverse league meeting at Old Trafford in September 2018.