Some Wolves fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Matt Doherty, after the Irishman found the back of the net in what was a wonderful individual performance from the wing-back against Watford.
Doherty’s opener put Wolves on the way to their first Premier League win of the season, after he tapped in from close range following a fine team move.
It was the 27-year-old’s one and only shot on target, while he also recorded one key pass.
The defensive side of his game did not suffer as a result of his attacking play, as Doherty managed to complete two tackles and also made four interceptions.
The Wolves No.2 has been left on the sidelines at times as Nuno Espirito Santo tested Adama Traore out in a right wing-back role, a position in which the Spaniard has done well in as we have already detailed.
However, one fan below said that Traore doesn’t have Doherty’s knack of getting into goalscoring positions, with another supporter echoing that sentiment in saying that the 6 foot man’s football brain is better.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
Traore might be quicker and more skilful than Doherty but he doesn’t seem to get into the same goal scoring positions as Doherty. Can see the two of them causing havoc down the right when they get used to each other
— Steven Adams (@StevenTania) September 28, 2019
100% agree. Doherty’s football brain so much better, look really good together I thought and more time there they would improve as a right sided partnership. Not sure you 343 would work some games though
— Twinee (@TwineeSi) September 28, 2019
Said it last season top 4 player
— paul nicholls ◣ ◢ (@StPaul197173) September 28, 2019
Forget all the players we’ve brought in. For me…Doherty is so important for us going forward #wwfc
— Natalie Bloomer (@nat_bloomer) September 29, 2019
Doherty coming back is massive for wolves. Poor bloke still hasn’t got a chant. Something to the Irish rover would be mint ☘️ #wwfc
— David Boddison (@boddison) September 28, 2019
Doherty is immense in our system no other player reads the switch ball n timing like he does , we need to utilise Cutrones runs more and Bennet needs to come back in for saiss for me.
Neves you are NOT a sweeper !!!!!! #wwfc ????
— Chris Williams (@chriswill85) September 29, 2019