In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who scored 306 goals for Wolves, has backed Nelson Semedo to come good at Molineux and believes next season could be his breakout campaign.
The £77,000-per-week defender has found it difficult to emulate Doherty this season having managed just one assist in the Premier League, with Wolves struggling throughout the final third without Raul Jimenez.
Speaking on Semedo’s potential and if when he thinks the full-back will come good for Wolves, Bull told FFC:
“I think he is Premier League quality because he’s a very good and talented player, but as you say when you put him in a back four he does struggle a bit.
“I think with a back three he’s got the freedom to go as far forward as he wants because the defence will cover him, so if you put him at wing-back now with Traore in front of him they’ll be like flying pigs causing mayhem.
“I do think he is one to keep an eye on because I think he’ll do a good job for us next year.”
Nuno Espirito Santo opted to go for a back four against West Ham on Monday night which saw Wolves look vulnerable to the Hammers’ counter attacks.
With Wolves all but safe, it could be time for Nuno to experiment with new systems, tactics and players in preparation for next season.